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Jul
25
2012
Documents: | 1:21 PM          
Jeff Anderson re: Minnesota Supreme Court decision - John Doe 76C v. Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

 July 25, 2012Statement of Jeff Anderson re: Minnesota Supreme Court decision - John Doe 76C v. Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and Diocese of Winona“We are deeply disappointed and shocked by the decision of the Minnesota Supreme Court to deny access to justice for this victim of childhood sexual abuse who repressed the memory of his abuse because it was so traumatic.  In its decision the court determined that science concerning repression of memory is unsettled enough that it can't be used in the court and thus denies  Jim Keenan access to a trial--for this we are deepl...

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Jul
24
2012
Article: Crimesider Staff | 12:27 PM          
CBS News: Monsignor William Lynn gets 3-6 years in Philadelphia church sex abuse cover-up

(CBS/AP) PHILADELPHIA -  coveMonsignor William Lynn, the first U.S. Roman Catholic church official convicted of covering up child abuse claims, was sentenced Tuesday to three to six years behind bars.Lynn, 61, had faced a maximum sentence of seven years in prison for his felony child endangerment conviction. He was cleared of three related charges at trial.Lynn , the former secretary for clergy at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, handled priest assignments and child sexual assault complaints from 1992 to 2004.Judge M. Teresa Sarmina said that Lynn enabled "monsters in clerical garb ... ...

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Jul
19
2012
Article: David Unze | 12:46 PM          
SCtimes.com: Lawsuit claims St. John's Abbey knew of sexual abuse in 1958

A lawsuit filed today against St. John’s Abbey accuses the religious order of knowing about sexual abuse allegations against a member of the order as far back as 1958, yet letting him teach at St. John’s until 1990.The lawsuit alleges fraud by intentional non-disclosure and fraud by intentional misrepresentation and accuses the abbey of keeping what it knew about the Rev. Allen Tarlton quiet.The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a former student at St. John’s Prep, where Tarlton taught English. Identified in the lawsuit only as John Doe LP, the student was sexually abused by Tarlton in the early ...

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Article: Associated Press | 11:52 AM          
Pioneer Press: Retrial ordered in abuse victims' fraud claim against diocese

A judge on Wednesday ordered a new trial for the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay in a civil fraud lawsuit brought by two childhood victims of clergy abuse.In an 11-page decision, Outagamie County Judge Nancy Krueger threw out a $700,000 verdict awarded to two brothers, now adults, by a jury in May. Krueger outlined information a juror should have expressed to the court before the fraud trial, WLUK-TV reported.An attorney for the diocese had argued a retrial is necessary because jurors who made the award had expressed concerns about possible bias by one of the jury members.

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Documents: | 10:31 AM          
Press Release: New sexual abuse lawsuit filed against St. John's Prep

A former student who attended the prominent St. John’s Preparatory in Collegeville, Minnesota, has filed a lawsuit alleging he was sexually abused by a mentoring priest in the early 1980’s and that the school and it’s superiors were negligent and could have prevented the sexual abuse.

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Documents: | 10:30 AM          
John Doe LP - Summons and Complaint 7-12-2012

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Documents: | 10:27 AM          
St. John's Documents Part 1

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Documents: | 10:26 AM          
St. John's Documents Part 2

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Documents: | 10:00 AM          
St. John's Tarlton Allen

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Documents: | 9:59 AM          
St. John's Fr. Theisen's deposition

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News Release: Archdiocese, Diocese of Winona Seek to Dismiss Doe 1 Case in Monday Hearing
Affidavit of Jennifer Haselberger