(St. Paul, MN) – At a press conference in St. Paul tomorrow, survivor Ron Vasek and his attorneys will:
• Discuss the Honorable Kurt J. Marben’s December 8th, 2017 Order Denying the Diocese of Crookston’s Motion to Dismiss Vasek’s negligence and public nuisance claims. • Reveal the letter Bishop Michael Hoeppner coerced Vasek to sign in 2015 retracting his statement that he had been abused by Msgr. Roger Grundhaus when he was 16 years old. • Encourage the Diocese of Crookston to end their long-standing practice of concealing and protecting sexual abusers, including Msgr. Roger Grundhaus. • Examine the use of public nuisance to hold entities accountable for concealing child sexual abusers, with the Diocese of Crookston being the fifth religious institution in Minnesota subject to a successful public nuisance claim. • Discuss the extension of the statute of limitations in Vasek’s case under the Minnesota Child Victims Act due to Bishop Hoeppner’s threats and coercion.
When: Monday, December 11, 2017 at 11:00 AM
Where: Law office of Jeff Anderson & Associates, P.A. 366 Jackson Street Suite 100 St. Paul, MN 55101
*The event will be streamed via Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AndersonAdvocates/
*The Order will be posted to our website tomorrow under “News & Events.”
Contact Jeff Anderson: Office: 651.227.9990 Cell: 612.817.8665 Contact Mike Finnegan: Office: 651.227.9990 Cell: 612.205.5531