Judge denies request to seal depositions of Catholic priests
Posted: Oct 30, 2014 7:18 PM CDT
By Krista Corrigan
ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC)-- On Thursday afternoon, an Olmsted County District Court judge denied a request to seal the depositions of three Catholic priests. These priests potentially had knowledge of a former Rochester Boy Scout Leader sexually abusing children.
Anderson is seeking the depositions of three priests who served at St. Pius Church during the 1970s.
These priests supervised Richard Hokanson while he served as a Scout Leader there. Hokanson pleaded guilty in 1982 to molesting three Scouts in a troop sponsored by the church. These priests are...
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