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Media Advisory
December 11, 2013

Mankato Press Conference Thursday

Diocese of New Ulm, Servants of the Paraclete
Named in Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

The identities of 12 priests with accusations of
sexual abuse of a minor remain protected

What: At a news conference on Thursday in Mankato, sexual abuse attorney Mike Finnegan of Jeff Anderson & Associates along with attorney Mike Bryant of St. Cloud will:

• Announce the filing of a sexual abuse lawsuit on behalf of a man, Doe 10, who was sexually abused as a young boy by Fr. Francis Markey at St. Andrew Parish in Granite Falls, MN. The lawsuit names the Diocese of New Ulm and Servants of the Paraclete as Defendants and alleges both Defendants were negligent in failing to supervise Markey and allowing him to work in communities and parishes with access to children.
• Request the release of 12 names of accused and admitted child molesters from the Diocese of New Ulm.
• Discuss the release of 34 names released in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on December 5, 2013 of priests with credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors and St. John’s Abbey release of 18 former monks who likely offended against minors.

WHEN: Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM CST

WHERE: Hilton Garden Inn – Room 301
20 Civic Center Plaza
Mankato, MN 56001

WHO: Attorney Mike Finnegan, a St. Paul, Minnesota-based, sexual abuse lawyer has represented thousands of survivors of sexual abuse by authority figures and clergy. Attorney Michael Bryant has over 20 years of experience as a personal injury attorney and has teamed up with Jeff Anderson to help sexual abuse survivors in Minnesota.

Notes: Copies of the complaint will be available at

Contact: Mike Finnegan: Office/651.227.9990 Cell/612.205.5531
Contact Mike Bryant: Office/320.259.5414 Cell/800.359.0061

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