Fr. Thomas Adamson

Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Reportedly 100+ victims. At least 12 suits filed late 1980s-early 1990s. Permanently removed from ministry 1984. Trial on one suit with major verdict for plaintiff 12/90. Civil suit filed 4/06. Abused in Winona prior to transfer to St Paul AD. All settlements estimated at over $6M. One 2006 case dismissed 2010 reinstated by Court of Appeals 6/11; rejected by MN Supreme Court 7/12. Living in Rochester MN. Banned from church property. New suits 5/30/13 & 8/28/13 under new MN law. Laicized 2009. Deposition in 5/06 released 6/11/14. To draw monthly pension with medical and dental coverage for rest of life. As of 7/14, judge ruled for plaintiff 09/03/14. New suit filed 4/17/16. Suit filed 5/23/16 re abuse of 4th grade boy at Cathedral, 1969-72. Named in 10/18 suit vs Vatican. Died 2/25/19. One victim joined suit vs Vatican, reported in 5/19.


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