Lawsuit Against Diocese Of New Ulm 12 Dec 13

A man who claims he was sexually abused by a priest in Granite Falls is suing the Diocese of New Ulm. The lawsuit expected to be filed today (THU) alleges the diocese was negligent in supervising the Reverend Francis Markey, who was in the diocese in 1984. The plaintiff claims Markey abused him when he was a boy at St. Andrew Parish. The lawsuit also asks the diocese to release the names of 12 clerics accused of molesting children. The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and St. John’s Abbey have released similar lists. Markey was extradited from the U-S to Ireland in 2010 to face charges of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy there in 1968, but he died before trial.