Civil trial alleging St. Louis archbishop knew priest was dangerous to begin in Lincoln County

Civil trial alleging St. Louis archbishop knew priest was dangerous to begin in Lincoln County

By Joel Currier, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 27, 2017

TROY, MO. • Jury selection is set for Monday in a civil trial in which a Lincoln County teenager and her family have accused St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson of knowing a priest was a danger to children before the cleric was charged with molesting the teen in 2012.

Jurors will be selected Monday from a pool of about 110 Lincoln County residents, with opening statements set to follow in the trial presided over by St. Louis Circuit Judge Steven Ohmer.

The lawsuit was filed in 2013 by the girl’s parents against Carlson and the Archdiocese of St. Louis after she told police  . . . 

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