Minnesota Woman Sues Boston Area, Crookston Dioceses

June 21, 2013

A Minnesota woman sued the Catholic Diocese of Crookston this week, as well as a Boston-area diocese and a Catholic entity in New Mexico.

The unidentified woman now in her 50s says she was 9 and 10 in the 1960s when Reverend James Porter sexually assaulted her repeatedly in her home and church. Porter was removed from the priesthood in 1974. He died in 2005 after serving a prison term for sexually abusing 28 young people. The woman alleges negligence on the part of the Crookston Diocese for allwing the abuse to happen








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