Judge rules bishop must stand trial

Bishop Robert Finn

Bishop Robert Finn

April 23, 2012

A Missouri judge declined to dismiss misdemeanor charges of failing to report suspected child sexual abuse against Bishop Robert Finn and the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, which he heads.

The judge's ruling paves the way for Finn and the diocese to stand trial, set for September.

Both the bishop and the diocese have pleaded not guilty.