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Sep
29
2010
Article: | 8:49 AM          
Oakland diocese faces 5th lawsuit on priest abuse

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland is facing a fifth lawsuit over a former priest accused of sexually abusing multiple children.

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Sep
28
2010
Documents: | 2:29 PM          
Documents pertaining to Kiesle filing

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Documents: | 2:03 PM          
Complaint filed on 9/28/10 against the Diocese of Oakland and Kiesle

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Sep
23
2010
Article: | 1:39 PM          
Deaf victim of sex abuse is suing pope, and going public with his story for the first time

Editor’s note: A one-hour CNN special, “What the Pope Knew,” will air Sept. 25 and Sept. 26, 8pm and 11pm ET. This story is drawn from that exclusive report. By Scott BronsteinCNN Special Investigations Unit MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin – Terry Kohut has kept a dark secret for nearly 50 years. Now he is breaking his silence, becoming a key figure in the sex-abuse crisis in the Catholic Church and the growing controversy over what Pope Benedict XVI did about it. When Kohut was barely a teen, and for years afterward, he says, he was sexually molested and assaulted by the headmaster and priest ...

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Sep
20
2010
Article: | 12:02 PM          
Hennepin, Minnesota at risk in porn case?

An associate of St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson, who often sues clergy members in sexual abuse cases, says Hennepin County and the state of Minnesota may be liable for actions of a foster parent convicted of producing and possessing child pornography. Attorney Patrick Noaker, who works in Anderson's firm, served notice to the county and state last month that three foster children and their parents may have a claim involving Gregg A. Larsen, a former special education...

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Sep
17
2010
Documents: | 4:32 PM          
Complaint regarding Archdiocese of Milwaukee and Franklyn Becker

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Aug
27
2010
Documents: | 4:36 PM          
Child porn defendant faces new litigation by alleged victims

A former St. Paul schoolteacher has been sued again - this time by two foster children and their guardians - for allegedly using the children to produce pornography. Gregg Alan Larsen, 49, of Minneapolis worked as a special education teacher at Central High School until he resigned May 4. Two weeks later, he was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of producing child pornography. He pleaded guilty in the criminal case and awaits sentencing. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court, alleges that Larsen used two brothers, ages 5 and 7, for pornography. He "engaged (them) i

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Aug
19
2010
Article: | 4:27 PM          
Two lawsuits filed against Diocese of Oakland Victims claim Diocese did not protect them against "serial predator"

OAKLAND -- Survivors of sexual abuse by a local priest have filed two lawsuits against the Diocese of Oakland and church officials who they said allowed abuse by Stephen Kiesle to continue unchecked. "The diocese could have stopped this," said Teresa Rosson, one of the accusers. Rosson, who is Kiesle's stepdaughter, said he began sexually abusing her from the time she was 11 years old until 2001. She is now 48. Instead, she said, "They delivered him into our churches with our kids." She said the abuse began when Kiesle served at St. Joseph's parish in Pinole in 1972 -- the year he was or

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Aug
18
2010
Documents: | 12:00 AM          
Oakland Diocese Compliant/Kielse 2

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Article: | 12:00 AM          
Seven sue California diocese over alleged sex abuse

Six women and one man who alleged they were sexually abused by a Roman Catholic priest decades ago filed two separate lawsuits Wednesday alleging the Diocese of Oakland was negligent in hiring the priest and failed to warn parents of potential abuse.

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