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Published September 06, 2011, 05:36 PM

Crookston woman settles over alleged sex abuse

Crookston, MN (WDAY TV) - The woman who says a priest from the Diocese of Crookston sexually assaulted her has now settled for $750,000.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

The woman who says a priest from the Diocese of Crookston sexually assaulted her has now settled for $750,000. Megan Peterson appeared at a news conference in St. Paul to talk about the settlement. The priest, Father Joseph Jeyapaul, from India was on assignment for the Crookston Diocese at the Blessed Sacrament Parish in Green Bush, Minnesota in 2004 and 2005. Peterson says she was 14 when she was raped several times by the priest. Jeyapaul maintains he is innocent and has refused to return from India to face two criminal charges.

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