If you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual misconduct on the part of a priest, deacon, or individual representing the Diocese of Crookston, its parishes, or its schools, your first call should be to law enforcement. In addition, the diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator is available at 218-281-7895 (24-hour confidential number).

Disclosures regarding clergy sexual abuse of minors

In the interest of accountability, the Diocese of Crookston maintains a list of names of individuals against whom there is a credible claim of abusing a minor as defined under Minn. Stat. § 626.556 subd. 2(d), or in the possession of child pornography. The list is divided according to whether the alleged abuse took place within our diocese or outside of the diocese. A credible claim is one for which sufficient evidence exists to establish reasonable grounds to believe that the alleged abuse occurred. 

Individuals with credible claims against them of sexual abuse of a minor within the Diocese of Crookston

Additional information on each individual may be accessed by clicking on the name.

 

Individuals with credible claims of sexual abuse of a minor outside of the Diocese of Crookston

For each individual in this category, the determination that a claim was credible was made by an entity other than the Diocese of Crookston, such as another diocese or a religious order. Some of these individuals held temporary assignments in this diocese. In other cases, they may have traveled here or resided here for a period of time.

Additional information on each individual may be accessed by clicking on his name.

 

INDIVIDUALS who have been accused of sexual abuse of a minor

For each individual in this category, internal and/or independent investigation has not been able to substantiate that a claim made was credible. Some of these individuals have been named in lawsuits. For more information on the circumstances involving these named individuals CLICK HERE.

  • Msgr. Roger Grundhaus
  • Fr. Joseph Richards
  • Fr. Pat Sullivan