Plymouth Man Says He Was Sexually Abused by Golden Valley Priest
By Stefanie Briggs
October 7, 2013
Though the priest is deceased now, Frank Meuers of Plymouth claims the sexual abuse happened in 2010.
At the steps of the St. Paul Cathedral Church Oct. 7 Frank Meuers of Plymouth came forward claiming he had been sexually abused by a priest, KARE 11 reports.
Meuers showed KARE 11 the letter he sent to church officials that Father Rudolph Heinrich of St. Margaret Mary parish in Golden Valley had sexually abused him.
Meuers feared there were other victims too and after nine months heard back from church leaders that admitted they had spoken to others who were abused by Heinrich, who is deceased, reported KARE 11.
Archbishop John Nienstedt provided a statement saying such allegations of sexual abuse would be addressed urgently and are a top priority.
A news conference was being scheduled for later this week to address further allegations of abuse and misconduct by priests throughout the state, which have come forward to the leaders of SNAP, a victim support group.