From Bishop Andrew Cozzens, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis
Documents from the priest file of Richard Jeub given to the court earlier this year were released today by Jeff Anderson and Associates. This release is in the interest of public disclosure and accountability.
Four victim/survivors separately reported that Richard Jeub, while assigned at Our Lady of Grace in Edina in the late 1960s and St. Mark in the 1970s, sexually abused them when they were minors, about 20 years prior to their report. Lawsuits were filed against the archdiocese for Jeub’s reported abuse. In 2002, following media reports about Jeub’s sexual exploitation of adults and abuse of minors, the archdiocese removed Jeub from public ministry.
Today, when we receive an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor, we immediately report it to law enforcement, regardless of when the abuse happened. We are accountable to victims/survivors, parents and guardians, Church employees and volunteers, clergy and our entire faith community for our efforts to protect children and vulnerable adults. Where we have failed to protect, we acknowledge the pain of those who have been harmed and ask for their forgiveness.