Archbishop Nienstedt steps aside as police investigate allegation, say church not cooperating in other cases

A clearly frustrated St. Paul Police Chief Thomas Smith said Tuesday that the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has failed to cooperate with investigations into alleged clerical sex abuse.

"We have through written and verbal requests made clear our desire to speak to individuals connected with the archdiocese, and we've been told no," Smith said at a news conference.

His comments came several hours after the Roman Catholic archdiocese said Archbishop John Nienstedt has been accused of "inappropriate touching" of a boy on the buttocks in 2009.

The allegation, which Nienstedt strongly denied, was brought to police by...

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commented 2013-12-18 15:47:30 -0600 · Flag
GOD has given us FREE WILL! The Catholic church has taken it away. The result is that….. The RCC IS greater THAN GOD?
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