(Fox 9) 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.
“Because this case is pending, Saint John’s Abbey cannot comment on a summons filed today in Ramsey County Court against one of its members,” St. John’s Abbey said in a statement.
The abbey said its policy regarding misconduct on the part of its members is on its website at http://www.saintjohnsabbey.org/news/official.html
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Alleged Sexual Abuse Victim Sues St. John’s Abbey
Alleged abuser an active Benedictine monk in Rome
Updated: Tuesday, 18 May 2010, 5:15 PM CDT
Published : Tuesday, 18 May 2010, 9:08 AM CDT