Statement Regarding Notice of Claim served on the Crosiers
10-APRIL-2015 (Phoenix, Arizona) -- On April 10, the Crosiers received a Notice of Claim served on them regarding a deceased Crosier accused of sexual abuse of a minor, Br. Roman Fleischhacker, osc.
Br. Roman Fleischhacker, osc, had assignments to serve at the Crosier Community of Onamia in Onamia, Minnesota (1949–1985) (2000–2013); the Provincialate (1986–1987); and the Crosier Community of Hastings in Hastings, Nebraska (1987–2000). Br. Roman Fleischhacker, osc, died Sept. 14, 2013.
The Crosiers take any claim of abuse by any Crosier, staff person or volunteer associated with them seriously and remain vigilant to ensure accountability and the safety of the people they serve.
The Crosiers do not tolerate any forms of sexual abuse and have stringent policies and actions of accountability in place to prevent future abuse. They are committed to their efforts toward transparency.
Anyone who wishes to report past abuse is encouraged to contact our Victim Assistance Line at 320-248-1563 or Prior Provincial Thomas Enneking, osc, at 602-443-7100. Other contact information may be found here
You may find further information about the Crosier Misconduct Policy and the ways in which the Crosiers are dealing with misconduct by its members, including the results of the separate investigation conducted by the Minnesota-based law firm Faegre-Benson in 2002, in the Safe Environment
section of this website.