Names of 17 Clergy Members Accused of Sexual Abuse or Misconduct Released
Jennie Olson, Created: 02/11/2015 10:26 AM, KAALtv.com, Austin, MN
The names of 17 clergy who have been accused of sexual abuse or misconduct with a minor in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis were released Wednesday.
It’s the first times the names have been made public. Attorney Jeff Anderson says all of the clergy have been identified in notice of claims submitted to the Archdiocese and its insurance carriers.
The list of names includes . . .
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