Ramsey County will not prosecute suspect accused of clergy abuse at New Brighton church

Ramsey County will not prosecute suspect accused of clergy abuse at New Brighton church

Submitted by admin on Wed, 02/18/2015 - 10:16am, LillieNews.com

Allegations date to the early 1990s

The Ramsey County Attorney's Office announced Feb. 11 that it would not pursue criminal charges relating to allegations of criminal sexual conduct alleged to have taken place at Saint John the Baptist Parish School in New Brighton in the early 1990s due to lack of evidence.

According to a report from Assistant County Attorney and Criminal Division Director Richard Dusterhoft, in the fall of 2006 the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis received an email alleging sexual abuse that took place in the sacristy at Saint John the Baptist Parish School, taking place between 1992 and 1994.

On Sept. 29, 2006, the Archdiocese reported the allegations to the New Brighton Public Safety, though New Brighton police closed the case little more than a week later on Oct. 6 because they could  . . .

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