Reports to Vatican Ignored…Secrecy Over Safety of Children…Survivor to Speak Publicly for First Time
Groundbreaking settlement to be announced, Abused in 2004, she will get $750,000
Settlement includes bold new outreach & child protection measures in Crookston Diocese and India where pedophile priest is still in active ministry and fugitive from criminal sexual conduct charges in Minnesota
(Saint Paul, MN) – At a press conference on Tuesday in St. Paul, clergy abuse attorney Jeff Anderson will announce the settlement of a lawsuit with the Diocese of Crookston involving the sexual abuse of a 14-year-old girl by a priest on loan from India. The priest, Reverend Joseph Jeyapaul, who was also charged criminally by Roseau County authorities, is now a fugitive from justice and working in the active ministry in India. The victim, now 21, will disclose her identity at the news conference and release a disturbing petition showing her perpetrator around children in India where he is now in charge of 40 schools.
Anderson will also disclose settlement provisions that will require the Diocese to warn Catholics in India of Jeyapual’s history and provide of child protection and outreach within the Diocese of Crookston.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 @ 11:00 A.M.
Offices of Jeff Anderson & Associates
366 Jackson Street, Suite 100
St. Paul, MN
Note: news conference will be streamed live at www.AndersonAdvocates.com
Who: Attorney Jeff Anderson, an internationally known trial lawyer widely recognized as a pioneer in clergy sexual abuse litigation. Anderson has represented thousands of survivors of sexual abuse by authority figures and clergy.