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In a video uploaded in YouTube that shows Archbishop of St. Louis Robert Carlson being cross examined by a lawyer, when asked if he knew that having s3x with kids is a crime, Carlson replied that he wasn’t sure.

The conversation went:

Lawyer: Bishop, you knew that is a crime for an adult to engage in a s3x with a kid.

Archbishop : I’m not sure whether I knew it was a crime or not. I understand today that it’s a crime.

Lawyer: When did you first discern that it was a crime for an adult to engage in a s3x with a kid.

Archbishop : I don’t remember

Lawyer: When did you first discern that it was a crime for a priest to engage with a s3x with a kid whom he had under his control?

Archbishop: I don’t remember that either.

The caption of the YouTube reads:

On May 23, 2014 the current Archbishop of St. Louis Robert Carlson gave sworn testimony under oath as part of a civil lawsuit involving a man, Doe 1, s3xually abused as a child by former priest Thomas Adamson at St. Thomas Aquinas parish in St. Paul Park, Minnesota. Archbishop Carlson worked in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis handling child s3xual abuse cases from 1979-1994 as the Chancellor and Auxiliary Bishop.

Then-Bishop Carlson met with Thomas Adamson in 1980 about another incident of alleged child s3xual abuse and Adamson admitted to s3xually abusing the boy yet no report was made to law enforcement.

Archbishop Carlson was questioned extensively on his knowledge and involvement in child s3xual abuse cases in Minnesota and gave the response of “I don’t remember” 193 different times during the 2014 deposition

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