Doe 28 Vs. Duluth Diocese: Heading to Jury Trial
By Ramona Marozas
Northlands News Center
January 4, 2016
A St. Louis County civil case against the Duluth Diocese centered around an un-named alleged abuse victim is slated for an eight-day jury trial.
Doe 28 brought a civil suit against the diocese three years ago, claiming sexual abuse of a minor by Father Robert Klein.
A Diocese of Duluth priest at the time of the alleged abuse, Klein worked at Duluth's Sacred Heart Church and St. Jean's School.
The Diocese of Duluth is under court order to produce all records on child sexual abuse by clergy from 1956 to 1974.
Attorney Jeff Anderson, who is representing the plaintiff, says this is a big step in the right direction for transparency and accountability.
The jury trial will begin in August.