“Ramsey County Attorney John Choi on Friday criminally charged the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for its “role in failing to protect children and contribution to the unspeakable harm” done to three sexual abuse victims of former priest Curtis Wehmeyer,” writes MPR News reporters Madeleine Baran and Jon Collins.
The charges place responsibility for the abuse of those children not just on Wehmeyer “but the archdiocese as well,” Choi told reporters as he announced the charges.
The six counts qualify as gross misdemeanors and could lead to fines against the archdiocese. Prosecutors “don’t have sufficient evidence” to charge any church official at this point, he added.
Today Question: What do you think of the charges against the archdiocese?