Archdiocese Drops Request to Speak to Mother of Man Who Says Priest Abused Him
May 8, 2014
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has withdrawn its request to interview the mother of a man who says he's a victim of sexual abuse by a priest.
But the archdiocese wants Special Master Robert Schumacher to order the man to have a psychiatric evaluation. The Star Tribune says the archdiocese also wants the court officer to determine what constitutes "good cause" for releasing the names of priests who've been accused of abusing children but have not been criminally charged.
Schumacher is a retired Minnesota Court of Appeals judge appointed to handle some issues in a lawsuit over how the archdiocese handles abusive priests. The lawsuit filed by John Doe 1 claims he was abused by Rev. Thomas Adamson even after church knew of his misconduct.