St. Thomas priest sued, citing sexual contact involving girl
A St. Paul priest and University of St. Thomas professor was named in a lawsuit Monday by a woman who said he abused her when she was a minor.
The girl, identified as "Doe 20" in the suit, alleged that between about 1997 and 2000, Michael Jerome Keating "engaged in multiple instances of unpermitted, harmful, and offensive sexual contact" with her. Keating, now 57, was a seminary student at the time.
The lawsuit, filed Monday morning in Ramsey County District Court, said Keating was...
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
Note to Letter Writers
Use your own words and style of writing. Cut and paste from the templates as you wish. Include your experiences, whether as a survivor or as a member of the community. And relate your letter to the state you were abused in or state now living in.