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Jun
07
2011
Article: GUY KOVNER THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | 10:09 AM          
Former Irish priest accused of molesting boys extradicted to Ireland

A former Irish priest accused of molesting four men in Humboldt County in the 1980s has been extradited to Ireland, where he faces criminal charges for sexual misconduct, authorities said.Patrick Joseph McCabe, 75, was turned over to Irish national police officers Sunday night at San Francisco International Airport, the U.S. Marshals Service said Monday. McCabe, who was arrested in August, had been jailed since then in Alameda County pending extradition to his homeland. Following McCabe's apprehension, Greg Horne, 38, of Arcata and three unidentified men filed civil lawsuit...

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Documents: | 9:10 AM          
New Lawsuit says Former St. John's Abbot Timothy Kelly abused altar boy in 1966

At a news conference Tuesday in St. Paul, attorneys for a New York man will announce a new Lawsuit against St. John’s Abbey and the Order of St. Benedict based in Collegeville, Minnesota.  Also appearing at the news conference will be a two former Benedictine monks associated with St. John’s Abbey.

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Jun
02
2011
Article: JUDY L. THOMAS and GLENN E. RICE Kansas City Star | 6:00 PM          
Lawsuit alleges Ratigan took nude photos of girl

The parents of a minor girl filed a lawsuit today alleging that a priest in the Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese accused of possessing child pornography took nude photographs of their daughter. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court of the Western District of Missouri in Kansas City, claims that the Rev. Shawn F. Ratigan took photographs and visual images of a child under her clothing, revealing her underwear, and while the child was nude.

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Documents: | 1:11 PM          
Jeff Anderson & Associates - child pornography initiative - Masha's Law -

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Documents: | 1:01 PM          
Jane Doe 173 V. Shawn Ratigan

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Documents: | 1:00 PM          
Masha's Law

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Documents: | 12:57 PM          
Photo of Bishop Robert Finn

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Documents: | 12:57 PM          
Photo of Msgr. Robert Murphy

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Documents: | 12:56 PM          
Photo of Ratigan

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Jun
01
2011
Documents: | 4:21 PM          
Victim's parents say priest created and diocese possessed child pornography depicting their minor daughter

At a news conference Thursday in Kansas City, prominent clergy abuse attorneys will announce a lawsuit against the Diocese of Kansas City-St Joseph, Bishop Robert Finn and Father Shawn Ratigan on behalf of a child who is a victim of child pornography by Fr. Ratigan.  The lawsuit alleges that the Diocese and Bishop Robert Finn violated federal and state child pornography and child abuse laws when they concealed evidence that Fr. Ratigan was creating child pornography by photographing and being sexually inappropriate with young parish girls.

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