MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys say they have reached a settlement with St. John’s Abbey that will force the release of personnel files for 19 monks accused of abuse.
The settlement announced Monday by attorney Jeff Anderson’s law firm was to be detailed at a news conference Tuesday.READ MORE: Vaccine Doubts Fuel Dr. Scott Jensen's Rise In Minnesota Governor Race
Anderson sued St. John’s in 2013 on behalf of a man who said he was abused by the Rev. Allen Tarlton when he was a 14-year-old freshman at its prep school in 1977. The lawsuit said St. John’s leadership repeatedly sent Tarlton for treatment but allowed him to continue working at the prep school.READ MORE: 'Perfect Timing To Go': MEA Marking One Of The Busiest Travel Weekends Of The Fall
The abbey has said Tarlton lives in a restricted setting and has no contact with students. An abbey spokesman didn’t immediately respond to a call and email for comment on the settlement.MORE NEWS: A Ride-Along With Minneapolis Police Shows How Staffing Shortages Have Officers Stretched Thin
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