St. John’s Sex Abuse Suits Settled


MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) – Every alumnus of St. John’s University in Collegeville will soon be getting a letter from the school. The letter names 17 priests and monks who the Abbey has identified as having credible allegations of sexual abuse brought against them.

The letter was part of a settlement announced Monday between St. John’s and nine victims, who say they were abused from 1960 to 2000.

The settlement does involve an undisclosed amount of money going to the victims. However, the victims’ attorney said this is not about the money; it’s about getting the word out about the 17 men accused and getting other victims to come forward.

Jerry McCarthy, 55, was 17 years old and a student at St. John’s prep — the boarding school that is on St. John’s campus — when he was assigned to get counseling from the school psychologist, Father Bruce Wollmering.

“It was actually on the third meeting I had with Father Wollmering — where he gave me his counseling and testing — that he actually attacked me in his office,” McCarthy said.

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