Shakopee Man Goes Public With Sexual Assault Allegations Against the New Ulm Diocese


By Kassandra Sepeda, News Reporter

A 58-year-old Shakopee man goes public with allegations that he was sexually abused by a nun decades ago.

Now he’s suing the Diocese of New Ulm and an order of nuns.

As part of highly religious family, the plaintiff, then 10-year-old, Douglas Devorak says to have shared his story sooner would have torn his family apart.

“They entrusted their son’s religious and moral education to these people for me to tell them that one of the people they trusted abused me. They would’ve never forgave themselves,” says Devorak.

Now after 48 years, Devorak has filed a civil law suit against the Diocese of New Ulm and The School sisters of Notre Dame.

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