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Woman sues Crookston diocese

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CROOKSTON - A woman sued the Catholic Diocese of Crookston on Thursday for more than $50,000, alleging that in 2004, when she was 15, her parish priest in Greenbush, the Rev. Joseph Jeyapaul, sexually abused her.


It's an unusual case because the alleged abuse by the priest is said to have happened relatively recently and because Jeyapaul apparently fled the country in 2005.

Most cases that came to light in recent years involved abuse dating back 25 to 50 years.

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