John Choi Heads The Nation's First Case Against An Archdiocese With Failure To Protect Children

Friday, October 30, 2015

It's unfortunate that charges need to be brought up at all - but by now - we know nothing is truly sacred:

Ramsey County Attorney John Choi filed criminal and civil charges against the archdiocese last summer, citing the church’s failed oversight of former priest Curtis Wehmeyer. Wehmeyer was convicted of sexually abusing two sons of a parishioner in 2010 in a camper parked outside the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in St. Paul, where he was pastor. It is the first time a U.S. archdiocese has been charged with such an offense, and just the second time a U.S. archdiocese has been criminally indicted in a clergy abuse case, say national legal scholars. Clergy abuse cases historically have focused on individual priests.
Here's to hoping for justice.