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SNAP Press Release

Child molesting cleric worked at Fargo school

Victims urge Superintendent to reach out to “others he’s hurt”

Four child sexual abuse lawsuits filed this year against his employer

Two more such suits are expected to be filed in the next few weeks

Yet, even now, predator walks free and lives across the street from a boy’s high school

WHAT
Holding childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims will
--- disclose that a serial child molesting Catholic cleric worked at a Fargo school,
--- publicly urge anyone who saw, suspected or suffered his child sex crimes to call police, and
--- hand deliver a letter to top school staff asking them to aggressively reach out to alumni he may have hurt.

WHEN
Friday, August 21, 11:45 a.m.

WHERE
Outside the main entrance of Shanley High School, 5600 25 Street S, [off County Road 6 or 56th Ave.], Fargo, ND

WHO
Two clergy sex abuse victims who belong to a national support group called SNAP, The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAPnetwork.org), including a Twin Cities man who is the organization’s long time Minnesota Director

WHY
SNAP has recently learned, through several sources, that from 1977 to 1980, a notorious abusive Christian brother worked and taught at Shanley. The cleric, Brother Raimond Rose, faces at least seven accusers, and lives now directly across the street from a Catholic school in Chicago. A lawsuit filed in February accuses Rose’s supervisors of knowing about Rose’s crimes, yet letting him keep working at a school.

He hasn’t been defrocked, is still on a church payroll and lives at a Christian Brothers facility.

In 2003, Rose was civilly sued for molesting kids for the first time (in California). Because of his crimes, four civil fraud lawsuits against the Christian Brothers have been filed this year in Minnesota, where he also worked. Two more are expected to be filed in the weeks ahead.

SNAP says there’s no evidence that Catholic officials warned anyone when Rose was transferred from school to school and state to state. Rose was even allowed to chaperone students on overnight fieldtrips and school events.

Brother F. Michael Collins (612-676-7600) is now the President at De La Salle High School in Minneapolis, where Rose also molested. Collins was the Administrator at Shanley during Rose's time there.

SNAP is also hoping that Rose may yet be criminally prosecuted for his crimes, if more individuals with knowledge of his wrong doing find the courage to step forward and call police.

Rose’s Minnesota victims are represented by St. Paul attorney Patrick Noaker (651 227 9990).

Supportive information is available on video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57DzacsXULs and at Bishop Accountability http://bishop-accountability.org/member/psearch.jsp

CONTACT
Bob Schwiderski, SNAP Minnesota Director, 952.471.3422
Peter Isely, SNAP Midwest Director, 414.429.7259
David Clohessy, SNAP National Director 314 566 9790 cell, 314 645 5915 home


Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
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