Sexual Abuse

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Ex-Employee Calls For Review Of Archdiocese Files

A former Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis employee is calling for a “comprehensive, external review” of priest files. Jennifer Haselberger released a statement Saturday asking Archbishop John Nienstedt to publicize a list of clergy who have engaged in acts of sexual misconduct, as well as those who could pose a threat to children. Haselberger worked at the archdiocese from 2008 to last April, when she resigned because of concerns about the way sexual abuse allegations were handled.

10/05/2013

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Att’y Responds To Latest Allegations Against Catholic Church

The top deputy at the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis resigned Thursday amid fresh criticism of how top church officials handled cases of priests accused of sexual abuse.

10/04/2013

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Rochester Man Sues Boy Scouts Over Alleged Abuse

A Rochester man who alleges he was molested by a Boy Scout leader in the 1970s is suing the Scouts. It’s the third lawsuit involving the former scoutmaster, Richard Hokanson, since Minnesota temporarily lifted its statute of limitations for sexual abuse cases. He pleaded guilty in 1982 to molesting three Scouts in a troop sponsored by St. Pius X Church in Rochester.

09/11/2013

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Bemidji School District Named In 3 Sex Abuse Suits

The Bemidji School District is being sued over alleged sexual abuse of three elementary students by a former teacher.

08/22/2013

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Shattuck-St. Mary’s Sued By Fmr. Student Over Alleged Abuse

A former student is suing a Faribault prep school in Rice County District Court alleging it allowed a teacher to continue to sexually exploit students.

06/10/2013

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Fmr. Pro Wrestler Accused Of Sexually Abusing Family Member

A former AWA professional wrestler has been arrested and charged with allegedly sexually abusing a family member in Kandiyohi County, according Kandiyohi County authorities.

05/29/2013

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Minn. Lawmakers Seek To Lift Abuse Lawsuit Limits

A bipartisan group of Minnesota lawmakers want to eliminate a statute of limitations on the ability to file civil claims related to allegations of child sexual abuse.

02/13/2013

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Esme’s Blog: The Sandusky Verdict

The story has been out there for months, in all its horrifying detail. But somehow those details make it all the more chilling.

06/23/2012

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Hugo Man, 63, Sentenced For Sexually Abusing Kids

A 63-year-old Hugo man has been sentenced to prison for two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, the Washington County Attorney’s Office announced.

03/23/2012

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MN Man Pleads Guilty To Abusing Boys On USAF Base

A Minnesota man may face 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two young boys on a US Air Force base in Okinawa, Japan.

01/06/2012

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Minnesota Priest Sentenced For Sexually Abusing Woman

A 47-year-old priest has been sentenced for sexually abusing a woman who was seeking his spiritual advice and counsel, according to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office.

12/14/2011

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Minn. Church Plans Session About Ex-Deacon Abuse

Catholic officials in St. Cloud will hold a listening session this weekend to address allegations that a former deacon sexually abused at least two boys some 40 years ago.

12/03/2011

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Local Attorney Helping In Penn State Sex Scandal

A Twin Cities attorney, who’s had success in similar sexual abuse cases, is now involved in the Penn State scandal.

11/09/2011

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Loophole Prevented Mom From Learning Of Son’s Abuse

A loophole in Minnesota law kept a mother from finding out about her son’s sexual abuse, and now his story could help bring about a change in that law.

11/04/2011

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Minn. Man Accused Of Sexually Abusing Boys On Air Base

A Minnesota man has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he sexually abused two boys on a U.S. Air Force Base overseas.

10/04/2011

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