Archbishop Carlson accused of helping cover up sexual abuse
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– St. Louis Catholic Archbishop is being accused of helping cover up the sexual abuse of a second-grade girl and a teen boy by a priest when Robert Carlson was a church official in Minneapolis 30 years ago.
The lawsuit claims that Archbishop Carlson was one of four church officials in the twin cities who knew about the alleged abuse by the Reverend Robert Thurner and never reported it to police.
The abuse cases reportedly took place in the 1980’s.
Thurner retired from the priesthood in 1991 and still lives in the Minneapolis area.
Lawyers for the alleged victim say they will demand that Carlson answer questions in a deposition under oath in the case.
Neither Carlson nor the St. Louis Archdiocese have yet commented on these latest charges.