A Sauk Rapids man has settled a lawsuit that accused a St. John’s Abbey monk of sexual abuse. A news conference has been scheduled for Tuesday to announce the terms of the settlement. The lawsuit against the Rev. Allen Tarlton also named as defendants the Order of St. Benedict, St. John’s Abbey and St. John’s Preparatory School. The lawsuit was scheduled to go to trial Monday.
Troy Bramlage sued in June 2013, less than one week after a law went into effect that lifted the six-year civil statute of limitations for childhood victims of sexual abuse.
His lawsuit, and comments made by his attorney at the time the suit was filed, claimed that St. John’s Abbey knew of Tarlton’s proclivities to offend against young boys as far back at the 1950s yet repeatedly allowed him to have access to children, including teaching at St. John’s until 1990.
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April 27, 2015
Clergy sex abuse lawsuit settled
Saint Cloud Times