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Archdiocese knew of priest's sexual misbehavior, yet kept him in ministry

The number of clergy abuse cases has revealed to many sex abuse lawyers just how deeply sexual misbehavior was covered up, and this MPR story only further reveals those connections.

Story excerpt….”This wasn’t the first time Wehmeyer had been in trouble. Top archdiocese leaders knew of Wehmeyer’s sexual compulsions for nearly a decade but kept him in ministry and failed to warn parishioners, according to canon lawyer Jennifer Haselberger, who resigned in April, and dozens of other interviews and documents.

A memo written in 2011 obtained by MPR News from police shows the former vicar general the top deputy of the archdiocese did not want parish employees to know about Wehmeyer’s past.”

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