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She will also publicly call on church leaders to disclose the names of molesters so that parents can be warned and kids protected.
Saum, 44, said Kimball tried to get her to deny the relationship when she gave a deposition two years ago, according to the Press Democrat.
In 2002, he was convicted and sentenced to seven years in prison for sex crimes against 14-year-old Ellen Brem of Santa Rosa and 14-year-old Mary Agbayani of Healdsburg more than two decades ago.
During his two-month trial, six other women testified that Kimball molested them during the late 1970s and early 1980s while they were teen-agers in the Catholic Church, according to the Press Democrat.
Brem, her brother Neil, Chris Ovard and Lorraine Bunz reached a $1.6 million civil settlement five years ago with the Santa Rosa Diocese over charges Kimball molested them.
Saum is 44 years old, married, has one adult daughter and works as a software engineer in a large technology company.
In his criminal trial, Kimball (now 61) was represented by defense attorneys Chris Andrian and Cincy Waugh. The prosecutor was Gary Medvigy. During those proceedings, Kimball assaulted a newspaper photographer.
Kimball, who was ordained in 1969, also worked at St. Bernards parish
in Eureka and the Cathedral of St. Eugene in Santa Rosa. He stopped working for
the diocese in 1991.
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