A new lawsuit against the Diocese of New Ulm alleges a priest years ago sexually abused a boy while at St. John’s Church in Darwin, the first time a sex abuse case has been linked to a Meeker County parish.
Similar letters also went to other churches where Stark served, including St. Andrew’s Church in Granite Falls, where another priest accused of sexual abuse, now-deceased Francis Markey, worked. Stark was at St. Andrew’s from 1969 to 1971, while Markey served at St. Andrew’s in 1982.
There is also a third case pending that involves Stark during his time at another church, Finnegan added.
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