Steve Karnowski - Associated Press
Archbishop Bernard Hebda said in a statement posted on the archdiocese’s website that the investigation targets Bishop Michael Hoeppner of the Crookston diocese.
Ron Vasek, center, addresses a news conference along with his wife Patty, right, and attorney Jeff Anderson, left, on May 9, 2017 in St. Paul, Minn. Anderson announced a lawsuit against Bishop Michael Hoeppner of Crookston, Minn., accusing the bishop and diocese of concealing a report of abuse and threatening retaliation against Vasek if he went public. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
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Steve Karnowski - Associated Press
His attorney said it's the first time a U.S. bishop has been sued individually for coercion.
Steve Karnowski - Associated Press
More than 800 people have brought abuse claims against churches, the Boy Scouts, schools and a children's theater company. Previously unknown offenders have been exposed.