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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 an all-boys high school

But another civil case against him was settled in the Bay Area settled for $1 million

WHAT
At two news conferences, 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
TODAY, Thursday, Feb. 26, 1:00 p.m. on the internet via live-streaming video from Minnesota, where the suit is being filed

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

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 (along with a photo of Rose) on Thu Feb 26 at 11:00 a.m. Central time at andersonadvocates.com.

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.

News conferences about the civil lawsuit against Rose will be held today in St. Paul MN and Chicago, IL (outside the current home of the defendant).

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


Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
www.snapnetwork.org