(WCCO) St. Cloud Priest Arrested On Suspicion Of Criminal Sexual Conduct

(WCCO) According to Stearns County Jail records, 51-year-old Father Tony Oelrich of the Christ Church Newman Center Catholic Student Community was arrested on suspicion of third degree criminal sexual conduct. The nature of the accusations won’t be revealed until prosecutors formally file charges.

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(SC Times) St. Cloud priest arrested on suspicion of sexual misconduct with adult

St. Cloud police arrested a priest who serves in the Diocese of St. Cloud Tuesday morning.

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Send Messages to Father Tony at St. Luke’s Institute

The January 4, 2015 church bulletin at St. Mary’s Cathedral – Diocese of Saint Cloud included this message from Father Bob Rolfes, asking that parishioners send mail to Father Tony Oelrich (SOT ’92) at St. Luke’s Institute.

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Father Tony Oelrich (SOT ’92) Arrested

More on Father Tony Oelrich… Here

Father Anthony Joseph Oelrich was reportedly arrested earlier today and is currently being held at the Stearns County Jail. Father Tony is a ’92 graduate of the Saint John’s School of Theology•Seminary in Collegeville, Minnesota (USA) and is an employee at the Newman Center at Saint Cloud State University.  Fr. Tony also serves as the Director of Continuing Education for clergy in the St. Cloud Diocese.

Jail Roster: Link
Charges: Crim Sex 3 (Statute)

 

(aka Tony Olerich)

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Regarding Father Anthony “Tony” Oelrich

In 1992, Father Anthony Joseph Oelrich graduated from the Saint John’s School of Theology•Seminary in Collegeville, Minnesota (USA). Arrested February 13, 2018

Additional information about Father Tony Olerich:

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15 Years Later, Josh Guimond’s Disappearance Still Unsolved

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A student at a Minnesota Catholic college vanished in the middle of the night. This week marks 15 years since Josh Guimond went missing from St. John’s University.

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(Star Tribune) Twin Cities Archdiocese releases names of 19 men suspected of sexually abusing minors

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on Friday afternoon released the names of 19 deceased or former priests or members of religious orders against whom it now acknowledges “substantiated claims of sexual abuse of minors.”

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(Star Tribune) St. John’s Abbey adds three new names to clergy abuse file

The names of three priests from St. John’s Abbey who sexually abused children in parishes across Minnesota were made public for the first time Tuesday.

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Rev. Finian McDonald’s Obituary: More Deception

“The walkers that Rev. Finian McDonald “startled” while riding his bike around the Central Minnesota campus had it easy compared to the children and young adults that McDonald sexually assaulted as he taught, perfected, counseled and otherwise pretended to be a man of God — while his brothers and colleagues who knew better looked the other way.” – Admin

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The secret bootlegging history of Stearns County

‘In St. Cloud during the Great Depression and Prohibition days, the monks of St. John’s Abbey ran and owned, in the area today known as Collegeville, the biggest moonshine-brewing still in Stearns County, and whenever the feds came sniffing around looking to bust the holy bootleggers, the monks would put down their whiskey, pull up their cowls, and, as the song goes, pretend to pray.’
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Man convicted of sexual abuse to face child rape charge in Mass

[Webmaster’s Note: Matthew Feeney is a 1991 graduate of Saint John’s University and was the Youth Group Minister at the Church of St. Joseph in the early 1990s.]

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Matthew Feeney to stand trial in Massachusetts

[Webmaster’s Note: Matthew Feeney is a 1991 graduate of Saint John’s University and was the Youth Group Minister at the Church of St. Joseph in the early 1990s. The leadership at the Church of Saint Joseph has been under fire for covering up allegations of sexual and other misconduct.]

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2 Victims Sexually Abused by Minnesota Casting Director Awarded $2.1 Million

[Webmaster’s Note: Matthew Feeney is a 1991 graduate of Saint John’s University and was the Youth Group Minister at the Church of St. Joseph in the early 1990s. The leadership at the Church of Saint Joseph has been under fire for covering up allegations of sexual and other misconduct.]

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Victims abused by Minnesota casting director awarded more than $2 million

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – Two brothers have been awarded more than $2 million by a Hennepin County jury for the sexual abuse they suffered from former casting director Matthew Feeney. After three and a half hours of deliberations on Wednesday, the jury awarded the money to the victims.

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Lawsuit Filed re Father Doug Mullin, OSB

On Wednesday, June 20, Saint John’s Abbey filed seven lawsuits with Stearns County Court in Saint Cloud. These suits were served against Saint John’s by plaintiffs’ attorneys in the final weeks of the window created by the Minnesota Child Victims Act, which closed May 25. However, the lawsuits were not filed in court at that time.

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Nine Monks Among Claims Against the Diocese of St. Cloud

Allegations of abuse were made against the following clergy members in the lawsuits against the Diocese of St. Cloud during the three-year window of the Minnesota Child Victims Act, which expired May 25.

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Diocese served with dozens of lawsuits

The Diocese of St. Cloud on Monday was served with several dozen civil lawsuits alleging sexual abuse against children by former monks and priests who were assigned positions within the diocese.

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Rubén Rosario: 800 claims and counting as child sex-abuse law nears expiration

Over 800 and counting. That’s the rough number of lawsuits or notices of claims filed by St. Paul lawyer Jeff Anderson’s firm on behalf of alleged survivors of childhood sexual abuse since the state’s Child Victim Act went into effect May 25, 2013.

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10 Years Later, Abbot Klassen Still Hiding Abuse Claims

In February of 2006, a representative of the Archdiocese of New York called Saint John’s Abbey to report that a former Saint John’s Abbey monk/priest, Father Agustin Cerezo Murillo, had been credibly accused of multiple allegations of sexual abuse while serving at Saint Anselm’s Church in the Bronx (New York) in the late 1960’s.

For over ten years, Abbot John Klassen has deceived the Saint John’s community and failed to advocate for – and validate the abuse suffered by – Father Cerezo Murillo’s victims.

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Another St. John’s Priest Accused Of Abuse

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A St. John’s priest accused of sexual abuse allegedly told his victim it was required as a part of the confirmation process.

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