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Published June 13, 2012, 09:02 PM

2nd Woman to Sue Crookston Diocese Over Alleged Sexual Abuse

(WDAZ-TV) - A second woman will sue the Crookston diocese over what she says was sexual abuse by Reverend Joseph Jeyapaul in 2005.

By: Forum Communications, WDAZ

(WDAZ-TV) - A second woman will sue the Crookston diocese over what she says was sexual abuse by Reverend Joseph Jeyapaul in 2005.

The woman has not yet been named and there have not been any new criminal charges against Jeyapaul.

Last year, another woman settled a $750,000 lawsuit against the Crookston Diocese over what she said were violent sexual assaults by Jeyapaul in the Greenbush, MN, parish when she was around 15.

In the new case, the woman, who was 16 at the time, exchanged letters with Jeyapaul in which he indicated he acted improperly with her, but loved her.

Jeyapaul faces criminal charges in Roseau County related to the previous allegations.

The U.S. Department of Justice is looking to extradite Jeyapaul from India.

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