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Lawyers release church official's deposition

April 24, 2014
Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Attorneys for victims of alleged sexual abuse by priests have released a deposition from the former point man for such allegations for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

The former vicar general for the archdiocese, the Rev. Kevin McDonough, gave the deposition last week.

In it, McDonough acknowledges that he chose not to talk with St. Paul police investigators who are looking into allegations of clergy sexual misconduct. He also acknowledges he declined to be interviewed by a panel appointed by the archdiocese to review its policies and practices. He says most of his activity was already documented, so he didn't feel a need to defend his record.

Thursday's release comes soon after the release of a similar deposition from Archbishop John Nienstedt.



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