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Minn. Lawyer Seeks Clergy-Abuse Victims In Wis.

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Minnesota lawyer who represents alleged victims of clergy sexual abuse is launching a 30-day media blitz in southeastern Wisconsin asking other victims to come forward.

Attorney Jeff Anderson of St. Paul is suing the Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee. His charges included allegations that one of its now-deceased priests molested as many as 200 deaf boys from 1950 to 1974.

Anderson called on all victims Thursday to come forward now, even if they’ve been told previously it was too late to file a claim.

The archdiocese filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January, citing potential debts from the lawsuits.

Anderson’s firm is launching a TV and print campaign cautioning that victims who fail to come forward during the bankruptcy period may forfeit their rights to do so later.

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