Abbey’s Files of Accused Abusers Include Victim Information
COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. (AP) - When St. John's Abbey released files on its 18 monks accused of sexually abusing minors, it also published some personal details about at least two victims.
One woman found more than 100 pages of information taken from her medical records and emails with a therapist.
One man claims his deposition posted online contained so many details about his life that anyone who went to the school could identify him.
Both victims' files were taken offline after they contacted the abbey.
Brother Aelred Senna is the abbey's spokesman. He says the abbey made extensive efforts to protect victims' identities, noting that names and other identifiers were removed.
The abbey posted the monk files online last week as part of a settlement.