The suit, announced Monday, accuses Rose of molesting a 15-year-old boy on a trip to Chicago in 1972. The suit also charges the Christian Brothers with fraud. It argues that the religious order knew of earlier reports of Rose abusing teenage boys but that it “represented to the victim and family that Rose was safe.”
The alleged victim, who still lives in Minnesota, met Rose when Rose was the chaplain at Dunrovin Retreat Center in Marine on St. Croix. He was among a group of Twin Cities teens who traveled with Rose to Chicago. He was assigned to share a room with Rose, said his lawyer, Patrick Noaker.
Rose, 76, is retired and living in Chicago. In 2003, he was named in a suit alleging that he molested a student in California. That case was settled out of court for $1.1 million.
Since February 2009, six other suits have been filed against Rose in Minnesota. Three more have been filed in North Dakota, where he taught at a Fargo high school for four years.
Bob Schwiderski, director of the Minnesota chapter of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, said Monday’s suit likely is not the last one he will face in Minnesota.