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When the two young women came forward in 2012, Larsen talked with them and was deeply saddened by what he heard.

“He destroyed their lives … he stole their purity, everything,” Larsen said, later adding: “To me it doesn’t get any worse than to use the name of God to do stuff like that.”

 

Tom Sowa, a reporter with the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, and Sandy Date, a Star Tribune staff librarian, contributed to this report. jenna.ross@startribune.com • 612-673-7168 plouwagie@startribune.com • 612-673-7102 jennifer.brooks@startribune.com • 612-618-4008





 

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