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The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

SNAP Press Release
Giving Voice to Victims

New child sex abuse & fraud case against Catholic teacher is filed

The cleric, sued before, worked in at least three states: CA, IL & MN

He’s now still a cleric and quietly lives near all-boys high school in Chicago

WHAT
At a news conference, a new clergy sex abuse and cover up lawsuit will be disclosed and discussed. It’s against a Catholic brother who molested in at least three states.

WHEN & WHERE: Two different times and places:
Thursday, Feb. 26, 1:00 p.m. on the internet via live-streaming video from lawfirm in St Paul, MN where suit is being filed
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2:00 p.m. on sidewalk in front of 3347 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, home of predator

WHO
On video webcast: The victim, his attorneys and leader of the local twin-city support group called SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAPnetwork.org)

In Chicago at the home of the defendant: survivors of abuse by clerics and supporters who belong to a support group called SNAP, including the group’s founder and President

LOGISTICS
Journalists wishing to participate in the news conference electronically who have an H.323 standard video conference connection can contact McKinley at (651) 227-9990 for the IP Address for the connection. It will also be simulcast at http://www.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?id=56404. E mail questions during the news conference can be submitted to erin@andersonadvocates.com. A copy of the lawsuit will be posted on line on Thu Feb 26 at 11:00 a.m. Central time at andersonadvocates.com.

Copies of the lawsuit and photos of the victim and the predator will be passed out at the 2:00 event at 3347 S Michigan Ave, Chicago.

DETAILS
In the 1960s, Brother Charles Anthony “Raimond” Rose repeatedly molested a then 16 year old boy at DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis, MN. Church and school officials let Rose work there, despite earlier reports, made to another teacher, that Rose sexually abused at least one other child at the school.

In 2003, Rose was named in a California civil suit as having abused a 14 year old boy on ski trip in 1982. In 2004, that suit was settled for $1 million. Rose was transferred back to Minnesota in 1983 when allegations first surfaced that he was an abuser.

The new lawsuit charges three Catholic institutions (the Christian Brothers of the Midwest, The Christian Brothers of Minnesota and DeLaSalle High School) with fraud because they represented to students and their families that Rose was safe when they knew he had sexually abused at least one boy.

The suit is being filed in Ramsey County Circuit Court, Minnesota. The Christian Brothers’ regional headquarters is in Burr Ridge, IL. Their Minnesota headquarters is at 1883 Laurel Avenue in St. Paul.

According to a 2008 newspaper account, Rose is believed to be living in Chicago in a Christian Brothers residence near the De La Salle Institute, a high school for boys. He worked for the Christian Brothers for at least two decades.

CONTACT
Attorney Patrick Noaker of St. Paul MN, 651 227 9990, 612 961 1307 cell
Barbara Blaine, SNAP President, 312 399 4747


Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
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