Tag: Ombudsperson

New ombudsperson for abuse survivors has heart for helping others heal

New ombudsperson for abuse survivors has heart for helping others heal

| May 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Tom Johnson is stepping down from his role as ombudsperson for clergy sex abuse victim-survivors, but someone who knows the work well is taking the helm — his wife, Victoria Johnson.

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New ombudsman draws on legal, advocacy experience

New ombudsman draws on legal, advocacy experience

| February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Three decades ago, Tom Johnson was asked to help with a string of child sexual abuse allegations in Scott County, which includes Belle Plaine, Prior Lake and Shakopee. The investigation had been bungled, and among the mistakes was the way children had been questioned. By the time Johnson was involved, people’s stories had changed numerous times, allegations grew to include murder, and additional investigators had to sift through what was real and what was fabricated.

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