List of MN Priests Accused of Sex Abuse Sought

Updated: 07/10/2013 4:17 PM KSTP.com By: Maricella Miranda

Attorney Jeff Anderson asks court to release list of priests alleged of abuse.
Attorney Jeff Anderson asks court to release list of priests alleged of abuse.

St. Paul attorneys and an alleged sexual abuse victim asked a Minnesota court Wednesday, July 10, to unseal a list of 33 priests in the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis, who have been accused of sexual abuse.

The alleged victim identified as David Pususta, of Waverly, Minn., also came forward regarding abuse he allegedly experienced by Rev. John Brown. Brown is retired and living in a nursing home, Pususta said.

Pususta said he was abused by Brown from 1961-1962 while the priest was working at St. Mary Catholic Church in Waverly, which is west of the Twin Cities. Pususta was between the ages of 10 and 13 during the abuse, he said.

"I came forward because, not only did he molest me, I know he molested other people in our small community," Pususta said. He said Brown also molested children on Pususta's basketball team.

Attorney Jeff Anderson requested a Ramsey County District Court judge to unseal a list of 33 "credibly accused offenders" who are named in court files. He also released complaints made by David's parents in 1966 to the archdiocese regarding the alleged abuse.