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The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
SNAP Press Release
New lawsuit charges that ex-pastor molested boy
Clergyman was criminally convicted but now walks free
Victims appeal to others why may have been hurt to “come forward”
It charges that
The lawsuit alleges that in 1983, as Associate Pastor of St. John’s, Martinson befriended the then 15 year old boy and his family and sexually assaulted the boy. The lawsuit says the abuse occurred from 1983 to 1985.
In 1985, Martinson pled ‘no contest’ to charges of molesting an Iowa boy.
The suit is being filed on Wednesday in Polk County, Iowa. The legal complaint and related documents will be available at the news conference or at AndersonAdvocates.com at 1 p.m. Wednesday. (A similar news conference is being held in St. Paul, also at 1 p.m. Wednesday.)
Martinson now lives in Minneapolis and works at the Minneapolis-based E Tech Inc. and reportedly mentors college students.
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests