Clergy Sexual Abuse in Minnesota

In 2013, the State of Minnesota enacted the Minnesota Child Victims Act – a law that allowed victims of child sexual abuse a three-year window to file a civil action – even if in the past you were told that because of a statute of limitations you could not. Keep in mind that this was a unique window of opportunity for survivors of sexual abuse as a child to begin a journey of hope, healing and justice was only open for three years and expired in May of 2016. However, you still have rights and may be able to bring a claim under Minnesota law. Contact us confidentially today.

Notable Offenders

Michael Jerome Keating
Father Michael Jerome Keating Ph.D. was ordained in 2002 by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Father Keatin … more

Robert Zasacki
Father Robert Zasacki, DOB 05/13/40, was ordained in 1967. He served at several parishes in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapo … more

Father Thomas Duane
On March 13, 2015, Father Thomas Duane’s name and priest file was publicly released.

Father Duane worked in several pa … more

Harold Mountain
Father Harold Mountain was ordained in 1942 and worked in parishes throughout Southern Minnesota until his retirement in 1989. … more

Fr. Edward F. Beutner
1965: Ordination
1966: Middle River Sanatorium, Superior, WI (SUP)
1966–1968: Cathedral of Christ the Kin … more

Church Officials

Archbishop John Nienstedt
On April 2, 2014, Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt was questioned under oath in a civil … more

Father Kevin McDonough
Father Kevin McDonough was ordained in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis in 1980. As Chancellor and Vicar General … more

Archbishop Robert Carlson
Ordained in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Archbishop Robert Carlson spent the first twenty years of his c … more

Father Peter Laird
Father Peter Laird was appointed Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul in 2009. In 2013 Laird resigned from his position … more

Archbishop Harry Flynn
Archbishop Harry Flynn is one of the most knowledgeable church officials regarding priests accused of the sexual abuse of min … more