2011 June

Jun 07, 2011: 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…

Jun 02, 2011: 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.

Jun 01, 2011: Media Advisory: 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.