St. Thomas professor accused of abuse resigns
September 18, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A St. Thomas University professor who was sued for alleged child sex abuse, has resigned. The University announced Father Michael Keating's resignation on Wednesday.
Keating has been on a leave of absence since last October, after the allegations became public. The lawsuit accuses Keating of abusing a woman in the 1990's when she was in her early teens.
Keating wrote in his resignation letter to St. Thomas, "After careful consideration of my current situation in light of my employment options and long-standing goals, I have decided to resign my faculty position with the University of St. Thomas effective immediately. I have greatly enjoyed my time at the university and take with me fond memories of the St. Thomas community."
Keating had been a full-time faculty member in the Department of Catholic Studies at St. Thomas since 2005.