Nightly News   |  October 14, 2011

Kansas City bishop charged in child porn scandal

Kansas City's Roman Catholic bishop was indicted by a grand jury Friday, on a charge of failing to report suspected child abuse. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: Kansas City 's Roman Catholic bishop was indicted by a grand jury today on a charge of failing to report suspected child abuse. The allegations stem from indecent photos of young girls taken by a priest, some of them from as recently as last spring. Bishop Robert Finn acknowledged he knew about the photos as far back as last December, but didn't report them to authorities until May. This is the first time an active Catholic bishop has been indicted in a church related sexual abuse case.