St. John's Monk Accused Of Abuse

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May 9, 2016 at 12:06 pm

St. Cloud, Minn. (KNSI) - A St. John's Abbey Monk is being named in a civil lawsuit accused of abusing a student in 1998.

The suit names Father Michael Bik and St. John's Abbey as defendants.

Court records filed by attorney's representing Doe 497 say he was sexually abused by Bik when he was a 15 or 16 year old sophomore at St. John’s Prep School.

Recently filed courts records show Bik was able to abuse the boy after St. John’s learned he had sexually abused two students in the 1970s when he was a teacher at St. Stephen’s in Anoka.

Bik was permanently removed from ministry in 2002 and placed under supervision in the St. John's Abbey Safety Plan designed to watch priest credibly accused of abusing from children.

Attorney Mike Bryant of Bradshaw and Bryant said the window for victims of child sexual abuse to file a civil lawsuit against their offenders will expire on May 25th.

St. John's Abbey didn't immediately return a call asking for a response or comment about the suit.

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