A Catholic priest serving a 50 year federal sentence on a Kansas City area child pornography conviction will absorb a new sentence while behind bars.
Reverend Shawn Ratigan pleaded guilty October 25 to state charges at Liberty, MO.
The burly and bearded Ratigan will serve three consecutive 7 year sentences on his admission he had obscene pictures of girls, some under the age of 12.
The priest took the photos during his tenure at churches and schools of the Kansas City- St. Joseph Diocese.
The sentences will not be added to the federal punishment.