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SNAP Press Release

Another fraud & cover up lawsuit is filed against cleric

He worked at several parochial schools in MN, ND, WI and CA

Victims urge archdiocesan and school staff to "reach out to others he’s hurt”

Just this year, suspended pedophile faces four new child sex abuse lawsuits

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

WHAT
Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims will
--- disclose a new civil fraud and cover up lawsuit against child molesting Catholic cleric,
--- publicly urge anyone who saw, suspected or suffered his child sex crimes to call police, and
--- urge top school and church staff to aggressively reach out, in four states, to other students that the alleged sex offender may have hurt.

WHEN
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1:30 p.m.

WHERE
In St. Paul MN, outside the office of the Christian Brothers of Minnesota, 1883 Laurel Avenue, (north of Summit and west of Fairview), which employs the accused predator.

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, and a concerned Catholic who's a leader in a church reform group called VOTF, Voice of the Faithful.

WHY
Brother Charles Anthony "Raimond" ("Rai") Rose is a Catholic cleric who hasn't been defrocked, is still on the church payroll, lives in a church facility near a school, and has at least six previous accusers. Now, he faces a seventh, in another civil child sex abuse and cover up lawsuit just filed against his employer, the Christian Brothers. Three other lawsuits against his employers have been filed this year in Minnesota. This new suit is the fourth against him this year.

According to this new lawsuit, filed yesterday in Ramsey County, Rose allegedly "engaged in unpermitted, harmful and offensive sexual contact" with a 15 year old parochial school student on a field trip in Chicago in 1969 or 1970.

In February, another similar lawsuit was filed that accuses Rose’s church supervisors of knowing about Rose’s crimes, yet letting him remain working at a school.

In 2003, Rose was apparently sued for molesting kids for the first time (in California). That case settled for more than a million dollars.

SNAP says there’s no evidence that Catholic church or school officials warned anyone when Rose was transferred from school to school and state to state.

Rose was even allowed to chaperone students on overnight field trips and school events.

Rose also taught at two other schools in Minnesota (De La Salle High School in Minneapolis and Archbishop Brady High School in West St. Paul), and two others in adjacent states (Shanley High School in Fargo ND and Pacelli High School in Stevens Point WI). By attending events at the Christian Brothers Retreat Center in Dunrovin MN, Rose also had contact with perhaps hundreds of Catholic children from the upper Midwest.

Rose also reportedly worked at Red Wing Juvenile Correctional Facility in MN.

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

One of the news conference participants had Rose as a teacher at Archbishop Brady High School.

Rose lives now directly across the street from a Catholic school in Chicago. He's believed to be in his 70s. http://www.bishop-accountability.org/news2009/01_02/2009_02_27_Brewer_StPaul.htm
http://www.bishop-accountability.org/news2009/05_06/2009_06_25_Wallmeyer_SecondSuit.htm

Rose’s Minnesota victims are represented by St. Paul attorney Patrick Noaker (651-227-9990, 612-961-1307 cell). His California victim was represented by Hayward CA attorney Rick Simons (510-582-1080).

CONTACT
Bob Schwiderski, SNAP Minnesota Director 612 840 9270 cell, 952 471 3422 home
Suzanne Severson, Twin Cities Voice of the Faithful Co-Moderator, 612 384 9501 cell
David Clohessy, SNAP National Director 314 566 9790 cell, 314 645 5915 home


Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
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