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Abbey release files on monks accused of sexual abuse

COLLEGEVILLE -- St. John's Abbey announced Tuesday it released the personnel files of 18 monks who have been accused of sexual misconduct against minors.The release of the personnel records is a part of a 2015 settlement of a sexual abuse lawsuit...

COLLEGEVILLE - St. John’s Abbey announced Tuesday it released the personnel files of 18 monks who have been accused of sexual misconduct against minors.
The release of the personnel records is a part of a 2015 settlement of a sexual abuse lawsuit brought against the abbey and one of the 18 accused monks.
According to the abbey, nine of the monks whose files have been released are now deceased, and two have left the abbey. The other seven live at the abbey under a campus safety plan.
The files were released to Jeff Anderson & Associates law firm, who would publish the files in their entirety.
The released files are available at www.mntransparencyinitiative.com .

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