April 14, 2006

Man asks Dubuque archdiocese to reopen sexual abuse case


DUBUQUE, Iowa A Hudson man who says he was sexually abused by a nun has asked the Archdiocese of Dubuque to reopen his case.

The archdiocese had previously ruled that Steve Theisen's claims that he was fondled as a child could not be substantiated.

Theisen called a press conference this week and said he wants church officials to do a "proper investigation."

Theisen has accused a Franciscan sister of abusing him in the early 1960s at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Dubuque. Theisen says the sister kept him after school and kissed and fondled him.

Posted by kshaw at April 14, 2006 07:05 AM