Suit to accuse Christian retreat leader of sex abuse | StarTribune.com
The sexual-abuse accusations against the Rev. Gerald Derstine will be made in a federal lawsuit to be filed Wednesday by Jeff Anderson, the St. Paul attorney who has rattled the Roman Catholic Church all the way to the Vatican over long-running allegations of clergy abuse.
Anderson’s law firm has scheduled a news conference Wednesday afternoon in St. Paul, after the suit’s filing in U.S. District Court.
Along with the 81-year-old Derstine, the suit will name as defendants the Florida-based Gospel Crusade Inc., which he founded and chairs, and other entities under his direction.