MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Prosecutors say they want St. Paul Police to reopen a sexual abuse case against Archbishop John Nienstedt, but not because of any new evidence.
The Ramsey County Attorney’s office said that it doesn’t want reports from the Nienstedt case being made public yet because of other elements that need to be investigated. They say those other elements don’t have anything to do with the archbishop.READ MORE: For Derek Chauvin's Defense Attorney Eric Nelson, It's All About Raising Doubt
A case involving former priest Curtis Wehmeyer was also reopened for similar reasons. Wehmeyer is in prison for child sexual abuse.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: As State Reaches 2 Million With First Vaccine Dose, MDH Reports 1,784 Cases, 13 Deaths Sunday
Earlier this month, prosecutors decided not to press charges against Nienstedt over allegations he sexually touched a boy while posing for a photograph during a confirmation ceremony.MORE NEWS: State Patrol: No Arrests After Racers Found In Lowry Hill Tunnel Overnight
Prosecutors say there was no evidence to support the claim.