Minnesota Catholic Archdiocese charged with failing to protect children

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Posted: Jun 05, 2015 2:34 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - The Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis was charged on Friday with multiple counts of failing to protect children in connection with the case of a priest who pleaded guilty in 2012 to sexually abusing children, prosecutors said.

The six gross misdemeanor charges, and a related civil complaint, seek to hold the Archdiocese accountable for the victims' needs for protective services and their delinquency resulting from the conduct, the Ramsey County Attorney's Office said in a statement.

(Reporting by David Bailey; Editing by Sandra Maler)