Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement

Women take Catholic diocese to court over Willmar priest abuse

Email

ST. PAUL -- Two women who say a Willmar Catholic priest abused them as girls said today they are taking church officials to court to prevent future abuses.

“It was the church that was hiding him,” said Jan Hazen, whose daughter, Kim Schmit, was one of two women who went public with their stories.

“It is a seed that grows and grows...” Schmit said of the problems abuse causes. “Somebody shouldn’t have to go through that.”

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? https://secure.forumcomm.com/?publisher_ID=40&event=subscriber/lookup.

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at subscriberservices@forumcomm.com and we can help you.

Advertisement
Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
Advertisement
Advertisement