Archbishop Carlson on criminal child sexual abuse
On May 23, 2014 the current Archbishop of St. Louis Robert Carlson gave
sworn testimony under oath as part of a civil lawsuit involving a man,
Doe 1, sexually abused as a child by former priest Thomas Adamson at St.
Thomas Aquinas parish in St. Paul Park, Minnesota. Archbishop Carlson
worked in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis handling child
sexual abuse cases from 1979-1994 as the Chancellor and Auxiliary
Then-Bishop Carlson met with Thomas Adamson in 1980
about another incident of alleged child sexual abuse and Adamson
admitted to sexually abusing the boy yet no report was made to law
Archbishop Carlson was questioned extensively on
his knowledge and involvement in child sexual abuse cases in Minnesota
and gave the response of "I don't remember" 193 different times during
the 2014 deposition.
Never did Thomas Adamson consider sexual abuse of a minor to be a crime -- he saw it as a sin
Thomas Adamson, a former priest of the Diocese of Winona and Archdiocese
of St. Paul and Minneapolis was deposed May 16, 2014 by Jeff Anderson
& Associates as part of a civil lawsuit filed in 2013 on behalf of a
man, Doe 1, who was sexually abused by Adamson at St. Thomas Aquinas
church in St. Paul Park, MN.
Adamson was questioned under oath
about his work in Minnesota as well as the dozens of children he
allegedly sexually molested. No top official every asked Adamson during
his 30 years as a priest how many kids he abused and what their names
were. If you or someone you know experienced abuse by Adamson, contact
law enforcement immediately.
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