Jackson County Court Says Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph Must Turn Over Documents In Sex Scandal Case
KCTV5: Mo. judge says KC diocese has turn over documents
KSHB: A Jackson County judge agreed prosecutors can use internal files about prior complaints against priests in its case against Bishop Robert Finn.
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Judge rules against KC bishop; SNAP responds
For immediate release: Thursday, June 28
Statement by Judy Jones of St. Louis, Associate Midwest Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAPjudy@gmail.com)
We are glad that Bishop Finn has lost his bid for more secrecy. We are glad that he must turn over relevant documents to prosecutors. This information can only help shed light on how Catholic officials handle abuse reports and predator priests in secrecy.
As this trial nears, we are grateful that Bishop Finn will likely have to face tough questions under oath in open court. During trials, more secrets are exposed showing who conceals child sex crimes. And when corruption surfaces, it spur others with facts and suspicions to come forward, protect kids, help police and uncover truth . . .