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Kim Schmit, left, and Lori Stoltz, right, hold photos of themselves at the age they say they were abused by an ex-Willmar priest. Also pictured is Jeff Anderson, their lawyer. Forum News Service photo by Don Davis

Women take Catholic diocese to court over alleged abuse they say occurred at the hands of a priest who had ties to Willmar

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ST. PAUL -- Two women who say a Catholic priest abused them as girls in Willmar said Monday that they are suing to prevent others from living through what they have endured most of their lives.

"I just felt so dirty all of those years," Lori Stoltz said as she and Kim Schmit went public with allegations that the Rev. David Roney sexually abused them in the late 1960s and early 1970s when he was a priest at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Willmar.

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