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Continued: Abusive priests allowed to keep working, McDonough testifies

McDonough and Nienstedt were ordered to give their sworn testimony by Ramsey County District Judge John Van de North as part of the lawsuit by a plaintiff identified as John Doe 1, who claims he was abused by the Rev. Thomas Adamson in the 1970s. It was the first of more than two dozen lawsuits filed since May, when Minnesota changed its statute of limitations to allow older child abuse cases.

Finnegan said the firm will ask the judge for permission to depose McDonough and Nienstedt again. • 612-673-4511 cxiong@startribune.dom • 612-270-4708

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