St. John's Documents


St. John's Accused Monks photo



On May 21, 2014 Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom charged Francis Hoefgen with two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the First Degree. The charges stem from Hoefgen’s sexual abuse of an altar boy at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings, MN from 1989-1991, when the boy was 9-12 years old.

Priest Files

Fr. Brennan Maiers File Timeline 
Fr. Cosmas Dahlheimer File Timeline
Fr. Francis Hoefgen File Timeline
Fr. Robert Blumeyer File Timeline
Fr. Thomas Gillespie File Timeline
Eckroth, Richard Timeline


Additional St. John's Documents

Doe 33 and Doe 34 complaint 5-19-14
Statement of Doe 33
2-26-97 Memo from Tim Anderson to Flynn re Public Nusiance
4-15-11 St. John's Alumni Letter
10-23-87 Memo from McDonough to Roach re Dahlheimer SOL
12-9-13 Statement from St. John's Abbey
Fr. Richard Eckroth photo
Abbots of St. John's photo