February 11, 2015
17 Names of Clergy Accused of Sexual Abuse or Misconduct with Minors Publicly Released For the First Time Today
The names have been submitted in notice of claims to the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis
(St. Paul, MN) – The names of 17 clergy who have been accused of sexual abuse or misconduct with a minor in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis were released for the first time today. All clergy whose names were released have been identified in notice of claims submitted to the Archdiocese and its insurance carriers. A complete list of all clergy named in the notice of claims is available at www.andersonadvocates.com.
The names released today have never been made public before. The list of names includes the following clergy:
John Jerome Boxleitner
Patrick William Coates
Alphonsus Ferguson, S.S.C.
Thomas Gardner, O.F.M.
Jerome Plourde, o.s.c.
Noel Shaughnessy, O.F.M.
Emil Twardochleb, O.M.I.
Karl M. Wittman
“Making this information known is another step towards transparency and is a testament to the courage of survivors.” – Attorney Jeff Anderson
Contact Mike Finnegan: Office/651.227.9990 Cell/612.205.5531
Contact Jeff Anderson: Office/651.227.9990 Cell/612.817.8665