Media Advisory

Jeff Anderson & Associates
December 9, 2013

[the lawsuit]

Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Names the Diocese of Duluth

A list of 17 names of priests with accusations of

sexual abuse of minors still remains secret


Father Robert Klein Timeline

What: At a news conference today in Duluth, sexual abuse attorney Mike Finnegan of Jeff Anderson & Associates will:

• Announce the filing of a sexual abuse lawsuit on behalf of a man in his 50s, Doe 28, who was sexually abused by Fr. Robert Klein at Sacred Heart Church in Duluth. The lawsuit names the Diocese of Duluth as the Defendant and alleges the Diocese was negligent in failing to supervise Klein and allowing him ongoing access to children, despite receiving reports of Klein’s inappropriate behavior with minor boys.

• Request the release of 17 names of accused and admitted child molesters from the Diocese of Duluth.

• Discuss the release of 34 names released in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on December 5, 2013 of priests with credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors and encourage other survivors to come forward and report their abuse to law enforcement.

WHEN: Monday, December 9, 2013 at 1:00 PM

WHERE: Holiday Inn – Lyric Conference Center

200 West First Street

Duluth, MN 55802

WHO: Attorney Mike Finnegan, a St. Paul, Minnesota-based, sexual abuse lawyer has represented thousands of survivors of sexual abuse by authority figures and clergy.

Notes: Copies of the complaint will be available at

Contact: Mike Finnegan: Office/651.964.3523 Cell/612.205.5531








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