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‘Heroic’ MN school superintendent sues Catholic group

He takes legal action to hold child molesting cleric accountable

New child sex abuse and fraud case is filed against church organization

It charges that Christian Brothers deceived parents & let children be abused

WHAT
At a news conference, a Minnesota school superintendent who was molested as a boy by a cleric will
--Speak publicly for the first time about the crimes he suffered as a youngster,
--Announce and discuss the new clergy sex abuse and cover up lawsuit he’s filing,
-- Ask why Christian Brother officials are now endangering kids by letting a known predator live near them &
--Urge anyone who may have seen suspected or suffered his crimes to call police and get help.

WHEN
Monday, November 16, 11:30 AM

WHERE
At the law offices of Jeff Anderson & Associates PA, 366 Jackson Street (corner of 5th) in St. Paul, MN

WHO
The victim (now a school district superintendent), his attorneys, and the Minnesota director of a support group called SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAPnetwork.org).

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. Upon discovery of this abuse, the officials took no further steps to investigate the misconduct or prevent further sexual abuse by Rose.

Roughly ten years later, Rose sexually assaulted the victim in this new suit. The crimes took place at the Dunrovin Christian Brothers Retreat Center at Marine on St. Croix, MN when the boy was 13-15 years old.

The new lawsuit charges two Catholic institutions (the Christian Brothers of the Midwest, The Christian Brothers of Minnesota) with fraud because they represented to victim and his family that Rose was safe when they knew he had sexually abused at least one boy earlier.

The suit is being filed in Ramsey County District Court. The Christian Brothers’ regional headquarters is in Chicago. Their Minnesota headquarters is at 1883 Laurel Avenue in St. Paul.

Rose has never been held accountable for his crimes and has worked for the Christian Brothers for at least five decades. He is believed to be living in Chicago in a church facility located next to a Christian Brothers high school called the De La Salle Institute.

CONTACT
Attorney Patrick W. Noaker of St. Paul MN, (651) 227 9990, (612) 961 1307 cell
Attorney Jeff Anderson of St. Paul MN, (651) 227 9990
Bob Schwiderski of Wayzata, MN SNAP Director, (952) 471 3422 (h), (612) 840 7290 cell


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