A Twin Cities Christian Brother is Accused of Sexually Abusing Students

A Twin Cities Christian Brother is accused of preying and sexually abusing some of the children he taught.

One victim says Raimond Rose assaulted him while he was a student at DeLeSalle High Schools. The victim was 15-years-old when he says Brother Rose raped him on a field trip to Chicago in 1969 or 1970.

His attorney, Patrick Noaker, says Rose transferred to Cretin High School after the assault and has since struck again.

“He’d come into a room, there would be a roomful of boys, he always brought beer with him, let them have beers and then attack one or more of the boys,” Noaker said.

The attorney says he’s heard from more than a dozen alleged victims. The most recent, according to the civil complaint, attended to Cretin High School.

“Every place Brother Rose worked he sexually abused children,” Noaker said. “Raymond Rose is one of the most dangerous men to ever pass through the Twin Cities.”

Rose, 78, is part of the Christian Brothers of the Midwest worked in high schools in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and California.

There was a sex abuse settlement involving Brother Rose in California in 2003. The victims’ attorney told me he’s expecting to file another later this week.

“The numbers may say he is the most prolific sex offending cleric ever in that we’ve known about in the Midwest,” said Noaker.

Bob Schwiderski with the Survivors Network for Those Abused By Priests says possible victims must speak up despite their fears. He says silence keeps Brother Rose from being charged with a crime.

Since Rose is not a registered sex offender, he now lives in a Christian Brothers facility across from a school in Chicago.

“I only hope and pray there aren’t any kids right now in danger down in Chicago where he lives unrestricted,” Schwiderski said.

A call to the Christian Brothers late Tuesday went unreturned.