Monthly Archives: December 2015

Press Conference: Local Woman Files Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against Lutheran Church

 New National Team Seeks Justice for the Female Survivor What: Press Conference: a newly-formed national attorney team will discuss a civil lawsuit filed by a local woman against the Zion Lutheran Church in Hopkins, Minnesota. The woman alleges sexual abuse … Continue reading

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Highly Decorated Local Scoutmaster At Center of Sex Abuse Lawsuit

By Attorneys Patrick Noaker and Peter Janci A local scout leader who served for decades and earned many of Boy Scouts of America’s top accolades was identified as the perpetrator in a child sexual abuse lawsuit filed in today. Click here … Continue reading

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Fr. Brennen Maiers, OSB

Date of birth: 4/27/1936 Date of ordination: 6/1/1963 Religious Order:  Order of St. Benedict Abuse History A 36-year-old cabinet maker from St. Joseph, Minn., filed suit against the Rev. Brennan Maiers in February 1992, charging Maiers had abused him when … Continue reading

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Fr. Richard Jeub

Date of birth: 2/21/1940 Date of ordination: 1966 Abuse History: Remains a priest. Prohibited from ministry. Lives in Crosby. Stories in Twin Cities newspapers reported at least three women said the Rev. Richard Jeub, 73, had some type of sexual … Continue reading

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Fr. Othmar Hohmann, OSB

[No Photo Available] Date of birth: 1/28/1900 Date of ordination: 6/7/1931 Religious Order:  Order of St. Benedict Abuse History: As of December 20, 2013, at least four women have reported sexual abuse by Father Othmar Hohmann, OSB.  In each report, … Continue reading

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Fr. J. Vincent Fitzgerald, OMI

Date of birth: 12/9/1919 Date of ordination: 5/28/1950 Religious Order: Oblates of Mary Immaculate Abuse History: One of several accused in 2010 suit against Sioux City Diocese, Oblates & Sisters of the Divine Savior re abuse at Tekakwitha Indian Mission, … Continue reading

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Fr. Cornelius Kelleher

Date of birth: 9/9/1932 Date of ordination: 6/17/1956 Abuse History: Native of Ireland. Kelleher retired 7/12 after spending his entire career in Duluth Diocese. The Diocese announced 10/13 that it had received a credible allegation [in 9/12?] that he had … Continue reading

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Fr. Angelo Zankl, OSB

Date of birth: 04/19/1901 Date of ordination: 5/29/1926 Religious Order:  Order of St. Benedict Abuse History: Father Zankl reportedly fathered at least two children by two separate women, including one minor, a parishioner from St. Joseph, in 1945. The baby … Continue reading

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Fr. Stephen Toporowitz

[No Photo Available] Date of birth: 5/13/1914 Date of ordination: 6/7/1941 Abuse History: On 12/31/13, the Diocese released its list of 17 clergy, including Toporowitz, who had been credibly accused of sexual abuse of young persons while serving in the … Continue reading

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Fr. Joseph Thibaudeau, OMI

[No Photo Available] Date of birth: 10/17/1869 Date of ordination: 8/15/1896 Religious Order:  Oblates of Mary Immaculate Abuse History: On 12/31/13, the Diocese released its list of 17 clergy, including Thibaudeau, who had been credibly accused of sexual abuse of … Continue reading

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