Attorney: Carlson may not have known all facts

ST. LOUIS - There's new fallout about the St. Louis archbishop, and his knowledge of alleged abuse against children.

On Monday clips were released of a deposition give by St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson as part of a case against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. In one of the clips Carlson says he wasn't sure if he knew it was a crime to engage in sex with a kid.

LINK: Transcript and video clips of Carlson's deposition

NewsChannel 5 asked a legal expert to explain how this statement could possibly be defended in court. Attorney Art Margulis says a defense team could try and make sense of Carlson's deposition by saying he truly didn't know what constitutes a crime.

"It's quite possible that the archbishop may not have known all the facts concerning what's been described as a sexual assault if he didn't know all facts," said Margulis.


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