Alleged abuse victim sues St. John’s Abbey


ST. PAUL, Minn. – A man who says he was sexually abused by an instructor at St. John’s Preparatory School in Collegeville is filing a Ramsey County lawsuit against the school, the religious order of monks that runs it, and his alleged abuser.

The plaintiff is represented by Jeff Anderson, the St. Paul attorney who has pursued hundreds of lawsuits against alleged abusers and officials of the Catholic Church. In a press release announcing the lawsuit, Anderson says a minister at the school sexually abused two minor students between 1984 and 1986 in North Carolina and Minnesota.

Anderson says the alleged abuser is currently an active Benedictine monk in Rome.

A spokesman for St. John’s Abbey did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment.

Alleged abuse victim sues St. John’s Abbey
Associated Press
Last update: May 18, 2010 – 9:08 AM

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