MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A St. John’s priest accused of sexual abuse allegedly told his victim it was required as a part of the confirmation process.

On Monday, a new lawsuit was filed against Father Michael Bik and St. John’s Abbey.

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Prosecutors say Bik abused a boy at St. John’s Prep after the school learned he sexually abused two students in the 1970s, when he was a teacher at St. Stephens in Anoka.

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They say Bik admitted to the abuse in 1998 and St. John’s allowed him to keep teaching.

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Lawyers are asking any other victims to come forward before the Child Victims Act window legislation expires on May 25.