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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
TODAY, Thursday, Feb. 26, 1:00 p.m. (Central time)

WHERE
On-line and in person at the law offices of Jeff Anderson, 366 Jackson Street (corner of 5th) in St. Paul, MN

WHO
The victim, his attorneys and leader of a nationwide support group called SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAPnetwork.org)

LOGISTICS
Journalists can participate in the news conference electronically (using an H.323 standard video conference connection). 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 Thursday 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/cleric, 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 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 earlier.

The suit is being filed in Ramsey County Circuit Court. The Christian Brothers’ regional headquarters is in Chicago. 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 of Chicago, SNAP president and founder, 312 299 4747


Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
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