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St. Cloud Diocese and former deacon face lawsuit over sex abuse allegation

The plaintiff says he was abused in 1970 - when he was six years old - by former deacon Michael Weber and that the diocese covered it up.
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The plaintiff says he was abused in 1970 - when he was six years old - by former deacon Michael Weber and that the diocese covered it up.

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