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Sexual abuse thrives in secrecy and silence. While many survivors of clergy abuse want to maintain privacy during this process there are others who find speaking out helps in the healing process. When our brave clients speak out and reveal what happened to them and inform the general public, kids are protected.

The media is particularly crucial to the advancement of our cause to protect children. Through press conferences, media statements, and television interviews, we can shine a light on the evil deeds that are done in the dark. Members of the media often contact our sexual abuse attorneys to offer comment on various issues surrounding sexual abuse, rape, and sexual exploitation.

 

 Granite Falls, Minnesota (CNN) /

As a boy in Ireland, Francis Markey dreamed of becoming a priest and serving parishioners all over the world.  His dream of ordination came true, but his relationship with parishioners has become the object of international scrutiny.  http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/03/18/ireland.abuse.abroad/

 

 The Journal / 11.19.13
The Diocese of New Ulm has been named as a defendant in a second lawsuit that accuses the diocese of failing to protect parishioners from sexual abuse from a priest that it should have known was a sexual predator. The lawsuit was filed in Ramsey County Monday on behalf of a defendant identified as John Doe 107, now an adult residing in Colorado. The suit names the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of New Ulm. Read more...

Star Tribune / 11.19.13
Abuse suit filed against St. Luke clergy treatment center. A lawsuit involving a Minnesota priest claims St. Luke Institute and the archdiocese concealed threat to minors. A treatment center for abusive priests is among the targets of a lawsuit filed Tuesday by a man who said he was victimized by a Minnesota priest who had been treated there. Read more...

Star Tribune / 06.18.13
A man who says he was sexually abused by an Irish priest during his brief stay in Minnesota in 1982 sued the Roman Catholic Diocese of New Ulm on Tuesday, becoming the latest of several plaintiffs to take advantage of a new law easing the state's statute of limitations for victims of childhood sexual abuse. Read more...

Pioneer Press / 06.18.13
A man who says he was sexually abused by an Irish priest in Minnesota in 1982 is suing the Diocese of New Ulm, taking advantage of a new law easing the state's statute of limitations for victims of childhood sexual abuse. Attorney Pat Noaker filed the lawsuit in Brown County on behalf of John Doe 103. Read more...

KARE 11 / 06.18.13
Attorney Pat Noaker filed the lawsuit in Brown County on behalf of John Doe 103. It names Francis Markey, who was extradited to Ireland in 2010 to face sexual abuse charges there. He died year before going on trial. Read more...

KSTP / 06.18.13
The lawsuit accuses the Diocese of New Ulm of negligence, alleging church officials knew Markey had been accused of sexually abusing children elsewhere and knew he had undergone treatment for pedophilia at three separate facilities in his native Ireland, England and New Mexico. Read more...

Brainerd Dispatch / 06.18.13
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WJON AM 1240 (St. Cloud) / 06.18.13
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KEYC-TV Mankato (FOX 12) / 06.18.13
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KTTC-TV Rochester, Minn. / 06.18.13
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Post Bulletin - Rochester, Minn. / 06.18.13
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KAAL-TV Austin, Minn. (Front page, listed as "Top Headline") / 06.18.13
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WDAY 6 News (Fargo, ND) / 06.18.13
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Grand Forks Herald (Grand Forks, ND) / 06.18.13
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Minnetonkapatch.com / 06.18.13
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The Journal (New Ulm) / 06.18.13
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The Henderson Independent Print Edition and Facebook page / 06.26.13
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