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Attorney Reaching Out to Puerto Rican Victims of International Clergy Abuse Epidemic

4/29/2011 2:32:00 PM


Media Alert

Press Conference Monday May 2, @ 1 P.M. AST

Federico Degetau Federal Building


Attorney Reaching Out to Puerto Rican Victims of International Clergy Abuse Epidemic

New lawsuit involving clergy sex abuse at San Antonio Abad

Boarding School in Humacao to be announced

Monday at San Juan press conference


What:   At a news conference on Monday in San Juan, prominent United States-based clergy abuse attorneys Jeff Anderson and Patrick Noaker will announce a new lawsuit against the religious Order of St. Benedict and Father Raymond Francisco Schulte on behalf of a Puerto Rican man who was sexually abused by Schulte at the San Antonio Abad boarding school in Humacao in approximately 1978 when the Plaintiff was a young teenager.  At the time the boarding school was operated and staffed by priests and brothers of the State of Minnesota-based Order of St. Benedict.


In addition to the announcement of the lawsuit , the Attorneys will announce their effort to reach out to others who may have been victims of Father Schulte or other known clergy predators who served in Puerto Rico.


Jeff Anderson, an internationally recognized attorney who specializes in clergy abuse cases will address the international epidemic of clergy sexual abuse cases and the conspiracy to cover-up the crimes in countries around the world.


When:  Monday, May 2, 2011 at 1 P.M. AST


Where:  Federico Degetau Federal Building, 150 Carlos Chardon Street, San Juan, Puerto Rico


Who:  Attorney Jeff Anderson is an internationally known St. Paul, Minnesota-based trial lawyer widely recognized as a pioneer in sexual abuse litigation and has earned a reputation as a tireless champion of civil rights for children and the under-privileged. One of the first trial lawyers in America to publicly and aggressively initiate suits against religious organizations and hold them responsible by utilizing the American civil justice system, Anderson has represented thousands of survivors of sexual abuse by authority figures and clergy. Contact:  Mobile/612.817.8665


Attorney Patrick Noaker is the senior litigation attorney at Jeff Anderson & Associates. He has successfully litigated hundreds of cases involving childhood sexual abuse and represents clients from all over the United States. A member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and recognized nationally as an expert on sexual abuse litigation, Patrick has taught legal seminars and has had several published articles on the subject of childhood sexual abuse. He has been featured prominently in the media as a survivor advocate, including appearances on CNN and NPR.  Contact:  Mobile/612.961.1307


Spanish speaking contact: Branda 310.854.4425


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