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Missouri bishop convicted for failing to report priest

Thursday, September 6, 2012 | 9:36 p.m. CDT; updated 11:18 p.m. CDT, Thursday, September 6, 2012

KANSAS CITY — The first American bishop criminally charged in the clergy sex abuse scandal was found guilty Thursday of a misdemeanor count of failing to report suspected child abuse, a conviction that extends the struggle of Roman Catholic leaders to restore trust in the church.

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