Civil Lawsuit Claiming Abuse by Priest Filed against Diocese of Duluth

Star Tribune
June 27, 2013

A civil lawsuit has been filed against the Diocese of Duluth by a 55-year-old man who says he was abused by a priest as a young boy.

The lawsuit is the first in St. Louis County under Minnesota's new law creating a three-year window for past victims of childhood abuse to file a civil suit against their abuser or the institution that may have allowed the abuse.

Michael DeRoche's lawsuit asks for more than $50,000. It also wants the diocese to release the names of priests who have been "credibly accused" of molesting children.









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