Woman sues Crookston diocese over alleged abuse by former Bemidji priest
By Stephen J. Lee
Forum News Service
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- A Minnesota woman filed suit Thursday in state district court in Crookston alleging negligence by the Catholic Diocese of Crookston by allowing the late James Porter to serve as a priest in Bemidji 44 years ago when she says he sexually assaulted her many times in her home and in the church.
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