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Monk at St. John's Abbey sued by men who say he sexually abused them


ST. CLOUD - A monk who taught at St. John’s University and seminary from the 1950s to the 1970s has been sued by two Minnesota men who claim he sexually abused them at a cabin owned by St. John’s Abbey.

Richard Eckroth, a member of the Benedictine Order who is also a priest, abused more than 360 of what he referred to as his “cabin kids,” said Jeff Anderson, attorney for the two men who filed suit Monday in Stearns County.

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