Lawsuit Filed Over St. Cloud Diocese Priest List

MPR News: A Sartell man has asked a Stearns County court to order the Diocese of Saint Cloud to release a list of 26 priests church officials say are credibly accused of sexual abuse.

Robert Ethen, 61, said he was abused in the mid-1960s by the Rev. James Thoennes. Ethen said the abuse occurred when he was 13 years old, while on an overnight trip with Thoennes to the home of the priest’s mother in Sauk Centre.