Man reaches settlement with Crookston Diocese


September 27, 2017

By Kenneth Chase

[Note: See also the Diocese of Crookston’s statement, Vasek’s lawsuit, and the database entry on Fr. Roger Grundhaus.]

Crookston MN – A local man claiming leadership at the Diocese of Crookston threatened and intimidated him into hiding his sexual abuse by a clergy member back in the 70s has reached a settlement with the Catholic organization.

A statement on the Diocese of Crookston’s website said that the church and Ron Vasek reached a settlement.

Vasek sued Bishop Michael Hoeppner for threatening and intimidating Vasek to keep quiet about sexual abuse that Vasek says happened to him as a teenager, at the hands of Roger Grundhaus, Vasek’s priest at the time.

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