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MONTE DRAPER | BEMIDJI PIONEER Tim Schultz, left, holds pictures of a Bemidji-area woman now in her 50s who filed suit last week against the Diocese of Crookston, alleging abuse carried out by Rev. James Porter, a photo of whom is held next to the woman’s St. Philip’s Catholic School picture. Jeff Anderson, right, and Schultz are attorneys who represent the woman, known in court documents as “Jane Doe 4.”

Bemidji woman files suit against the Diocese of Crookston, alleges abuse by Rev. James Porter

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BEMIDJI — As Jim Grimm stood on the sidewalk in front of St. Philip’s Catholic School Monday, two silent and unmoving faces stared back in photo form.


One, a young girl with a gap-toothed grin, neatly cut brunette hair and a red and white polka dot dress, and the second, an elderly man with glasses and a tan sweater.

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Justin Glawe
Reporting on crime, courts and Beltrami county government. Follow me on Twitter @JustinGlawe.
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