Reservation priest being sued

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Nov 21, 2013 at 10:28 am

CROOKSTON, Minn. (KNSI) Another lawsuit has been filed against a Catholic priest in Minnesota--alleging sexual abuse.

Attorney Jeff Anderson says the lawsuit was filed on behalf of Doe 19, who he says was abused by Father J. Vincent Fitzgerald at St Ann's Parish in Naytahwaush, Minnesota, on the White Earth Indian Reservation.

The lawsuit also names the Diocese of Crookston and Oblates of Mary Immaculate as being negligent in placing Fitzgerald in parishes and communities where he had access to children even after learning that Fitzgerald was a child molester.

Fitzgerald is also alleged to have molested orphaned children on the Lake Traverse Reservation as part of the Sisseton, South Dakota Indian Mission, and on the White Earth and Leech Lake Reservations. 

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