MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The effort to reach more victims of sexual abuse by members of the Catholic church is stepping up.
Lawyer Jeff Anderson revealed Tuesday more names of clergy who he says have been credibly accused of sexual abuse.READ MORE: Clean Car Debate At Minnesota Capitol May Lead To Summer Closures Of State Parks, Trails
One of them is Michael Charland, a former priest.
Joe McLean says Charland sexually abused him in 1981.READ MORE: Marietta's Salt Lake Is A Paradise For Birds And Bird Watchers
He brought his claims to the archdiocese 12 years ago and says he was dismissed.
Now McLean says he’s concerned because Charland is still working with children in the Twin Cities.
“You feel alone as somebody who’s gone through something like this,” McLean said. “You feel as though nobody believes you, and when I approached the church…and for them to have fallen short on this, it’s taken a toll.”MORE NEWS: COVID In MN: Gov. Walz To Announce On Thursday His Timeline To End All Restrictions
A federal judge has set Aug. 3 as a deadline for anyone seeking claims to come forward.