Man files suit claiming nun sexually abused him in 1960s

Published 9:12 am Thursday, April 30, 2015

NEW ULM — A man is suing the Archdiocese of New Ulm on accusations a nun who’s now dead sexually abused him in the 1960s.

It’s the first case involving a nun filed under a state law temporarily lifting the statute of limitations on child sex abuse lawsuits.

The Shakopee man’s lawsuit claims Sister Mary Regina Hebig inappropriately touched him repeatedly when he was a fifth grader at a Madison Catholic school.

Email newsletter signup

The diocese said in a written statement that it’s committed to offering help to anyone who says they’re a victim of sexual misconduct. It said that it wasn’t involved in hiring employees at the school.

The School Sisters of Notre Dame also is named as a defendant. It declined to comment because it hasn’t yet received the suit.