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It was recently announced that in the John Doe 1 case,  Ramsey County District Judge John Van de North issued an order allowing a survivor’s nuisance claim to proceed.  It is important to understand what that is.    I would have to believe that most people hearing that there is a  nuisance claim would think that it isn’t important or  maybe even frivolous.

The reality is that this is one of the most important parts of the Survivor cases from the perspective of the community.  It is the part of the claim that allows the request for the lists that have been just starting to be disclosed.  The nuisance is basically the damage or effect on the community; that the  pedophiles due to nondisclosure have been, and in some cases continue to be, a threat to all children.

It also helps the survivor by taking away the mental anguish,  fear, and anxiety caused by the knowledge that there are names to be disclosed and future children they can protect.

Diocese of Winona Release Their List of 14 Priests Accused of

St. John’s Abbey Release Their List of 18 Monks and Priests

Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Release Their List of 34

The Diocese of St Cloud Release Their List of 33 Priests Accused of Sexually Abusing Minors

The Diocese of Duluth Release Their List of 17 Priests Accused of Sexually Abusing Minors

This order is so important because it requires the Church to give up the lists that they have held for many years.

The names continue to be either disclosed or fought over. There are more lists that exist in Minnesota,  and there are many more names to find.

Abuse of children and the continued silence by the offenders needs to be prevented. If you suffered, saw, or suspected such events, it is important to know that there is help out there.

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