2012 June

Jun 13, 2012: Press Event: Second Lawsuit to be Filed Against Priest Who Fled to India After Being Accused of Sexually Assaulting Two Teenage Girls

At a press conference on Thursday in St. Paul,
clergy abuse attorney Jeff Anderson will announce a new lawsuit filed against
the Diocese of Crookston and involving the sexual abuse in 2005 of a teenage girl
by a priest on loan from India.  The
priest, Reverend Joseph Jeyapaul,
who was also charged criminally by Roseau County authorities, fled the diocese
prior to the charges being filed and returned to India where he was recently
arrested as a fugitive from justice.

Jun 13, 2012: Judge Orders Diocese Into Arbitration with Alleged Abuse Victims

The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph has been ordered into arbitration to determine if it violated the terms of a 2008 settlement with alleged priest abuse victims.Victims of abuse say it’s an important victory for them. They say it will make kids safer in the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. A Jackson County judge has ordered the Diocese into arbitration to determine whether church leaders violated a 2008 settlement with a group of people who say they were abused by priests.Robert Bates is one of 47 plaintiffs who sued the Diocese in Kansas City. Bates …

Jun 08, 2012: Lawsuit: What Breck School knew about William Jacobs abuse, history

A Wisconsin man is suing the elite Breck School and William Jacobs, alleging he was sexually abused by Jacobs over a three year period, starting when he was 12 years old.Jacobs, a former Minneapolis Park Police chief and former Breck teacher, was given a maximum 18-year prison sentence earlier this year for the abuse of a 15-year-old boy over a period of three years, also beginning when that victim was 12.Prosecutors say there are other victims dating back to when Jacobs was a chemistry teacher at Breck School, but the cases are too old to press charges.