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First lawsuit filed under child victims act - More cases may come against former Bemidji priest

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By Justin Glawe / Bemidji Pioneer

BEMIDJI — The first lawsuit born of the Minnesota Child Victims Act was filed Wednesday, and the lawyer representing “John Doe 1” in the case said more suits will be filed against James Porter, a priest who worked in Bemidji and admitted to abusing more than 100 children across the country from 1960-73.


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