Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States
     
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Last First Ord T Status D/O Notes Diocese Source/Assignments
Allyson Leo 1934 P Accused Diocesan One person alleged in 12/03 report to Diocese that he had been fondled by Allyson in Lebanon NH and Bradford VT on several occasions between 1946 and 1949. Complainant was between 6 and 9 at the time. Alleged events occurred in a car and at Camp Pius in Enfield NH. Died in 1989. Manchester, NH Source:
NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Argencourt
Roger   B Accused Bro.of Sacred Heart Also known as Br. Odillon. Placed on leave 1/02 and sued 4/02 re abuse in 1973-1974 at Bishop Guertin H.S. He admitted abuse in court records. Also admitted abuse of another student. Second suit filed at a later date. One case settled 11/03. Authoritiesin RI were preparing to file charges re abuse at Mount Saint Charles Academy when Argencourt died in 9/02. Several other abusers at Bishop Guerin. Manchester, NH Source:
Documents from Manchester Report by NH Atty General 3.3.03; Manchester Report by NH Atty General 3.3.03; Manchester Union Leader 3.4.03; Providence Journal Bulletin 1.5.03; Associated Press 03.27.02; Associated Press 03.28.02; Union Leader 03.29.02; Associated Press 04.24.02; Union Leader 04.25.02; Associated Press 09.25.02; Providence Journal Bulletin 09.25.02; The Telegraph (Nashua, NH) 09.25.02; Associated Press 10.01.02; Providence Journal Bulletin 10.07.02; Associated Press 02.12.03
Assignments:
Union Leader 4.2.03 (add'l article); Lowell Sun 9.3.03 (add'l article); Associated Press 11.19.03 (add'l article); BA.org Assignment Record
Aube
Paul L. 1970 P Settled Diocesan Police found Aube & boy in car having sex in 1975, Suit filed 4/02 accused him of abusing one youth from 1979-1986 in Rochester, NH. 5/02 suit alleged he abused 13 yr old boy between 1970 and 1972. Placed on leave in 1994. One claim settled for 25K. At least 1 claim included in 11/02 $5M settlement involving 62 victims and 28 priests. Laicized by Pope Benedict XVI 5/20/05. Manchester, NH Source:
Union Leader 3.4.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Union Leader 02.16.02; Associated Press 05.15.02; Union Leader 05.16.02; Union Leader 11.27.02; Boston Globe (AP) 02.16.03; Union Leader 02.19.03; Manchester Report by NH Atty General 03.03.03; Concord Monitor 08.13.05; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
Manchester Diocesan File Summary; BA.org Assignment Record with Links to Articles and Documents
Authier Charles 1950 P Settled Diocesan Named as abuser of one 12-13 yr old youth at Saint Charles Church & school in Dover in civil suit involving accusations by 16 people against 7 priests. Entire case settled in 10/02. Died in 1980. Manchester, NH Source:
Union Leader 10.12.02; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Beaudet Gerard   P Settled Diocesan A man reported that Beaudet gave him alcohol in early 1970s when he was 12 and then raped him. In 9/04 one woman alleged Beaudet gave her alcohol and made her perform oral sex in 1972 at age 14 at St. Albert Parish. In 4/05 Diocese said it settled claims by a man and woman who said they were abused by Beaudet as children in the 1970s. Settlement amount not disclosed. Another woman made accusations 7/05. Died in 1982. Manchester, NH Source:
Concord Monitor 04.28.05; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Beaudet Sylvio   P Accused Diocesan Accused of fondling and masturbating one 12 yr old boy at St. Marie's in Manchester 1960-61. Died 1/76. Manchester, NH Source:
NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Beaulieu
Guy   B Settled Brothers of Sacred Heart Alleged in multiple 2002-2004 suits to have abused at least 20 students over 20 year period at Bishop Guertin High School in New Hampshire and at Camp Fatima. He admitted abuse during depositions. Transferred to retirement home in RI in 1990. Complaints made to school officials in 1970s and 1990s. Claims included in 11/02 & 8/03 & 5/04 settlements. Multiple known abusers at Bishop Guertin. Manchester, NH Source:
Collection of Articles prior to 2004; Union Leader 2.5.04; Union Leader 6.3.04; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Boisselle
Aime 1959 P Settled Diocesan Three men came forward 5/02 to allege that Boisselle had sexually abused them at Ste. Marie Church in Manchester in early 1960s. Docs released by Atty General 3/03 show a college student had complained that Boisselle had seduced him in 1983, there werecomplaints in 1995 or 1996 re youths at rectory, and diocese knew about encounters with adults at gay bars & parks. At least some claims in 11/02 settlement with Diocese. Manchester, NH Source:
Concord Monitor 3.4.03; Documents released with NH Atty Gen Report 3.3.04; Manchester Report by NH Atty General 3.3.04; Associated Press 05.19.02; Union Leader 05.21.02; Union Leader 05.24.02; Union Leader 11.27.02; Concord Monitor 02.18.05; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Bombardier
Wilfred (Wilfrid) F. 1943 P Settled Diocesan Ordained as member of Congregation of Blessed Sacrament Fathers in Cleveland. Lots of missionary work. Became member of Manchester Diocese in 1970 and was working in Albuquerque, NM when he was accused in 1993 of abuse of two boys at St. Charles Parish between 1966-1970. Also accused of abuse in Manchester in 1975. Admitted to short-term relationship with a male in Philippines. Shown as retired in 1989 Catholic Directory. He died in 2000. Manchester, NH Source:
Documents from NH Atty General Report 3.3.3; Manchester Report by NH Atty General 3.3.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; North Adams Transcript 11.29.63; Hartford Courant 09.18.00; Union Leader 11.27.02
Assignments:
N/A
Boulanger Albert L. 1962 P Settled Diocesan Multiple allegations made against Boulanger between early 1960s and 2003. Repeatedly admissions by Boulanger, he was sent for therapy and then returned to active ministry multiple times. Also received treatment for alcohol abuse. Retired 2000 and finally placed on leave 2/02 when 3 additional accusations were made against him. Died 6/02. At least one claim included in 11/02 settlement re 28 priests. Manchester, NH Source:
Concord Monitor 3.4.03; Documents from NH Atty General Report 3.3.03; Manchester Report by NH Atty General 3.3.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Union Leader 02.16.02; Nashua Telegraph 11.27.02; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Boulanger Maurice R.   P Accused Diocesan Accused of sodomy (once) and mutual oral sex (6-7 times) with one boy aged 14-15 in 1978-1979. Died 4/03. Manchester, NH Source:
NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Boyd John   ? P Settled Diocesan Diocese settled one case 4/05 for an undisclosed amount after a woman alleged that Boyd had molested her when she was between ages of 7-8 in 1957 at St. Joseph's school in Laconia. He would make her perform oral sex on him. Happened over 25 times. Sometimes he would give her $1.50 after the abuse. Died in 1968. Manchester, NH Source:
Concord Monitor 04.28.05; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Bulger Albion F. 1956 P Settled Diocesan Accused of molesting one altar boy on 2 occasions in 1974. Lawsuit filed 7/02. Retired in 2001 after accusation was made. Diocese found accusation "credible." Personnel file released 3/03 notes that diocese knew in 1974 about two other claims of abuse by Bluger. At least one claim included in 11/02 settlement involving 28 priests. Manchester, NH Source:
Documents from NH Atty General Report 3.3.03; Manchester Report by NH Atty General 3.3.03; Nashua Telegraph 3.3.02; Nashua Telegraph 3.5.03; Nashua Telegraph 3.9.03; NH Sunday News 3.3.02; Union Leader 3.4.03; Union Leader 02.16.02; Associated Press 07.29.02; Union Leader 07.30.02; Nashua Telegraph 11.27.02
Assignments:
N/A
Chalifour Gerard (Gerald) F. 1952 P Settled Diocesan Diocese knew of at least one instance of sexual misconduct with a minor as far back as 1969. Police were involved in 1982 investigation after report he attempted to molest a boy in 1960s. Chalifour retired from active ministry in 1992 (after therapy) but continued to work part-time until 2002. Sued 5/02. Diocese paid 3 men a total of $85,000 in 2003. At least one claim in 11/05 settlement re 28 priests. Manchester, NH Source:
Documents from NH Atty General Report 3.3.03; http://www.bishop-accountability.org/news/2002_11_27_McKeon_SettlementReached.htm; Manchester Report by NH Atty General 3.3.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Union Leader 02.16.02; Union Leader 05.16.02; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record with Links to Articles and Documents
Connors
Richard 1969 P Settled Diocesan Big scandal involving circumstances surrounding his death 11/99. He was wearing a "leather sexual device on his genitals" when he suffered a heart attack. Other priests sent to his apartment after his death removed pornography from the home and threw it away before authorities could enter the apartment. Conflicting reports about whether child porn was found. Diocese denied coverup. At least one claim included in 11/02 settlement re multiple priests. Manchester, NH Source:
Documents from NH Atty General Report 3.3.03; Manchester Report from NH Atty General 3.3.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Associated Press 07.23.02; Union Leader 07.24.02; Union Leader 07.24.02; New Hampshire Sunday News 07.28.02; Union Leader 11.27.02; Foster's Daily Democrat (AP) 05.14.03; Union Leader 05.14.03
Assignments:
N/A
Constant Alfred < 1945 P Settled Diocesan 2 suits were filed 5/02 which accused Constant of sexual assault on girl from 1945-1948 and on a boy between 1959-1962. Name not on original list of offenders from Manchester released in 2/02 but appeared with 8 others on list in 5/02. At least 1 claim included in 11/02 $5M settlement involving 62 victims and 28 priests. Constant is deceased. Manchester, NH Source:
Documents from NH Atty General Report 3.3.03; Manchester Report from NH Atty General 3.3.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Associated Press 05.15.02; Union Leader 05.16.02; Union Leader 11.27.02; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Corriveau
Ronald E. 1971 P Settled Diocesan Placed on leave 3/02 when first allegations surfaced. Civil suit filed 5/02. Plaintiff says he was one of several minors drinking at party at rectory 2/82. He passed out and woke to find Corriveau fondling him. Suit settled summer 2002. Police investigated him in 2003 for possession of Internet porn. At least 1 claim included in 11/02 $5M settlement involving 62 claims. Laicization announced 6/05. Manchester, NH Source:
Associated Press 03.20.02; Union Leader 03.20.02; Nashua Telegraph 03.21.02; Union Leader 03.21.02; Union Leader 05.24.02; Nashua Telegraph 11.27.02; Union Leader 11.27.02; Union Leader 01.31.03; Union Leader 06.10.05; Union Leader 06.11.05
Assignments:
N/A
Cote
Joseph A.   P Accused Diocesan Cote is one of 14 active and retired priests named as abusers 2/02 in the Manchester Diocese. Cote lost his right to minister at the time the allegations against him were originally made. No indication how long he had been retired Named in the 2003 NH Atty General Rept on Manchester Diocese. Manchester, NH Source:
Documents from NH Atty General report 3.3.03; NH Atty General Report on Manchester Diocese 3.3.04; Union Leader 3.4.03; Union Leader 02.16.02; Union Leader 02.17.02
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record with Links to Articles and Documents; Manchester Diocesan Assignment and File Summary
Cote
Roland P. 1971 P Accused Diocesan In 4/02, man accused Cote of sexually assaulting him in early 1980s when he was a teenager. Cote admitted to sexual relationship with the boy and to paying the youth for sex but said he was 18 at the time. Bishop reassigned Cote to new parish in 6/02 but did not tell new parish of accusations. Also did not tell that there had been financial settlement. Left parish 11/02 after furor raised. Also admitted that he was sexually active in mid-1980s with a "couple of other people" who were about 18 yrs old. Manchester, NH Source:
Boston Globe 1.9.03; Concord Monitor 3.5.03; Documents from NH Atty General Report 3.3.03; Manchester Report by NH Atty General 3.3.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Nashua Telegraph 09.28.02; Concord Monitor 09.29.02; Boston Herald 09.30.02; Union Leader 10.01.02; Union Leader 10.07.02; Boston Globe 10.30.02; Nashua Telegraph 11.03.02; Nashua Telegraph (AP) 11.04.02; Nashua Telegraph 12.24.02; Union Leader 12.24.02
Assignments:
Nashua Telegraph (AP) 3.5.03 (add'l article); Union Leader 3.5.03 (add'l article); Nashua Telegraph 3.9.03 (add'l article); New Hampshire Sunday News 3.16.03; Union Leader 10.7.06 (add'l article)
Crowe Thomas   P Settled Diocesan In 12/02 Manchester Diocese settled with six victims of 5 priests, including Thomas Crowe. Apparently Crowe only had one victim, a 13 yr old boy he abused between 1949-1950 while at Blessed Sacrament. There was one incident of oral sex and many of kissing and grooming. He was already deceased at time of settlement. Manchester, NH Source:
Union Leader 12.20.02; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Cyr
Leon   B Accused Brothers of the Sacred Heart Man came forward 4/03 to allege that he was abused by Br. Cyr, a teacher at Bishop Guertin High School, in the early 1980s. Cyr denied the accusation. Atty for 4 plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit against the school and the Order alleging abuse. One man (not original complainant) alleged abuse by Cyr multiple times from 1981 to 1983. Suit still pending 2004. Manchester, NH Source:
Associated Press 4.3.03; Lowell Sun 9.3.03; Manchester Union Leader 10.02.03
Assignments:
N/A
Dennis Brother   B Accused Salesians Accused on 2/28/02 of groping a 7-year-old boy at the Salesians' Don Bosco Camp in East Barrington NH in 1970. Allegation became public when NH AG released the demand letter on 3/3/03. The Union Leader's 3/4/03 article incorrectly identifies Br. Dennis as a priest. Br. Dennis' last name is not known. Manchester, NH Source:
Union Leader 3.4.03; Letter to Law 02.28.02; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Densmore
Robert J. 1961 P Settled Diocesan Three allegations against Densmore received between 1985-1993. Two more later. He refused to attend inpatient treatment at St. Luke's in 1985 but did undergo outpatient counseling. Name appears on Archdiocese's 2/02 list of 14 priests abusive priests. Privileges removed then. Sued 4/02. Included in 11/02 $5M settlement involving 28 priests and 3 others. Manchester, NH Source:
Concord Monitor 3.6.03; Documents from NH Atty General Report 3.3.03; Manchester Reports by NH Atty General 3.3.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Union Leader 02.16.02; Associated Press 04.10.02; Nashua Telegraph 11.27.02; Union Leader 11.27.02; Union Leader 10.07.06; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Dowd
Karl E. 1960 P Settled Diocesan Five allegations of abuse by Dowd were received shortly after his death in 2/02. One man said he and his mother reported the abuse to a pastor in 1971. Even with this knowledge, Dowd was allowed to serve as director of Camp Fatima, a summer camp for children, from 1968-1990 when he retired. Many priests accused of abuse at the camp. At least one claim included in 11/02 $5M settlement involving 62 victims and 28 priests. Died 2/02. Manchester, NH Source:
Documents from NH Atty General Report 3.3.03; Manchester Report from NH Atty General 3.3.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Associated Press 05.25.02; Boston Herald 05.27.02; Nashua Telegraph (AP) 05.27.02; Associated Press 05.28.02; Union Leader 05.29.02; Union Leader 05.30.02; Nashua Telegraph 11.27.02; Union Leader 11.27.02; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Downey Denis P. 1936 P Accused Diocesan Between 2005 and 2007 three individuals reported to the diocese that they had been molested and fondled by Downey at Our Lady of Mercy in Merrimack in1950s and 1960s. Accusers were between 9 and 16 at the time. Downey retired 6/68 and died 11/24/92. Manchester, NH Source:
NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09; Cabinet 04.16.09
Assignments:
N/A
Dubreuil Patrick   P Accused Diocesan Woman originally complained 1/04 that Dubreuil had sexually abused her at St. Anthony's parish in mid-1970s when she was aged 13-16. In 5/04 two sisters told diocese that Dubreuil, then a deacon, had kissed and hugged them at St. Anthony's and St. Jean's parishes in mid-1970s. Dubreuil left the priesthood, married, and became a middle school teacher. No criminal charges filed and all investigations closed. Manchester, NH Source:
NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Dumont Gregoire   P Accused Diocesan In 1/03, woman's attorney notified diocese that Dumont had sexually abused her at St. Anne's parish in Berlin in 1978-83 starting at age 14. There were allegedly 300 instances of abuse including oral sex. Dumont died in 1983. Manchester, NH Source:
NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Duval Edouard J. 1946 P Accused Diocesan Name listed in the 3/03 New Hampshire Atty General Report. Per personnel file, there were complaints by parents of inappropriate behavior with boys as far back as 1981 (same year he retired). In 2002 woman accused him of abusing her son between 1979-1980 at St. Peter's Church in Farmington. Duval's first name is spelled Eduard in the report but appears as Edouard in the 1993 Catholic Directory and on his resignation letter.. Manchester, NH Source:
Documents from NH Atty General Report 3.3.03; Manchester Report from NH Atty General 3.3.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Fleming Mark   P Sued Diocesan Accused in 2002 civil suit of abuse of 3 brothers in early 1980s. Assaults were reported in 1983 and case went to AG's office but it was not prosecuted. Diocese said that Fleming was not defrocked but his right to minister was revoked. Was sent to therapy for 2 yrs. He left priesthood in 1986. Diocese did not include him in long list of accused priests released in 2/02 because it was thought he died in 1997. Instead, he was alive. Manchester, NH Source:
Associated Press 4.9.02; Documents from NH Atty General Report 3.3.03; Documents re treatment at House of Affirmation 1983-1986; Manchester Report from NH Atty General 3.3.03; Lowell Sun 04.10.02
Assignments:
N/A
Fortier Roger Armand 1980 P Convicted Diocesan By 1984 Fortier had admitted to Chancellor that he watched pornographic filmes and gave alcohol to minor boys and then abused them. Arrested 1997 for molesting 2 boys at the rectory in mid 1990s. Also charged with possession of child porn. Convicted 7/98 and sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison for abuse of two youths. Pled guilty 11/97 to attempted abuse of a 3rd youth and rec'd concurrent 5-10 yr sentence. Other victims came forward 2002 & 2003. Still in prison 5/11. Manchester, NH Source:
Boston Globe 8.8.98; Documents from NH Atty General Report 3.3.03; Manchester Report from NH Atty General 3.3.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Union Leader 8.5.98; Union Leader 10.29.97; Union Leader 11.01.97; Union Leader 12.17.97; New Hampshire Sunday News 06.28.98; Union Leader 07.16.98; Union Leader 07.31.98; Union Leader 10.10.98; Union Leader 11.17.98; Associated Press 02.15.02
Assignments:
Telegraph 3.4.03 (add'l article); Concord Monitor 3.6.03 (add'l article); Union Leader News 11.10.03 (add'l article); Union Leader 11.11.97; NH AG Audit Records 3.26.09
Fournier Roger E. 1970 P Accused Diocesan Per personnel filed released 3/03, fournier and another priest abused one youth in 1973. Investigative report reflects telephone contact with the victim in 2/02. Reports that both priests had befriended the victim and his brother after the death of their father. (In places, name is also spelled Fornier) Manchester, NH Source:
Documents from Report by NH Atty General 3.3.03; Manchester Report by NH Atty General 3.3.03; Union Leader 3.4.03
Assignments:
N/A
Gagne J. Delphine   P Accused Diocesan Man told Diocese in 12/03 that he had been touched and fondled by Gagne in 1950 in the back seat while they were returning from an outing. He was 13 or 14 at the time. Gagne died in 1963. Same man also alleged fondling by Fr. Lirette at about the same time. Manchester, NH Source:
NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Gauthier Mark 1969 P Settled Diocesan At least one claim included in 11/02 $5M settlement between Archdiocese and 62 plaintiffs. However, his name does not appear in the 3/03 report released by the Manchester District Attorney's office. Per 11/02 information, he is deceased. Manchester, NH Source:
Union Leader 11.27.02
Assignments:
N/A
Genereux
Marcel 1939 P Accused Oblates Originally an Oblate; may have been incardinated to Diocese after 1959. Woman notified diocese 6/05 that she had been sexually molested by Genereux for 2 yrs while a student at Presentation of Mary Academy in Hudson in 1957-58. She told school 1958; he was quickly removed. Shortly thereafter, he saw her at a party and deliberately broke her arm. Two other accusers are also known. Multiple short assignments 1959-71. Died 1971. Manchester, NH Source:
Excerpts from NH AG Audit 03.26.09; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09; NY Times 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Gilbert Leo   P Accused Diocesan Woman alleged in 2006 that Gilbert had molested her in approx. 1937 when she was 6. Gilbert was at Sacred Heart in Greenville at the time. Gilbert died 8/68. Manchester, NH Source:
NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Gregoire Paul L. 1955 P Accused Diocesan Woman complained to the Manchester Diocese that Gregoire had abused her when she was a minor. Abuse occurred in Seattle when Gregoire was a member of the Society of St. Suplice before he became a member of the Manchester Diocese. Diocese found the accusations credible and placed Gregoire on leave without priestly faculties. After investigation, Vatican authorized his return to active status 8/03. Manchester, NH Source:
Concord Monitor 6.6.03; Concord Monitor 9.7.03; Manchester Union Leader 8.27.03 (in collection); Union Leader 6.9.05; Union Leader 9.8.03 (in collection); Union Leader 9.9.03; Union Leader 12.09.02; Associated Press 10.04.03; Sean Murphy 10.05.03; Concord Monitor 10.11.06
Assignments:
N/A
Groleau Paul E. 1969 P Settled Diocesan By 5/02, two lawsuits had been filed that name Grolleau (sp) as abuser. Both plaintiffs were boys at the time of the alleged abuse in late 1960s-early 1970s. At least 1 claim included in 11/02 $5M settlement involving 62 victims and 28 priests.Believe he was Diocesan Voc. Director in 1970s and helped accused abuser (Gordon Macrae) become a priest of the Diocese despite negative evaluations during or after seminary. Listed as on leave per 1988 Catholic Directory. Laicized 1989. Manchester, NH Source:
Associated Press 05.15.02; Union Leader 11.27.02; See: NH Atty General Report, ? on Gordon Macrae 03.03.03; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Guthrie Frederick L. 1962 P Convicted Diocesan Arrested 11/01 in NH and charged with soliciting sex from a minor over the Internet. Retired from Boston Arch 7/01 and lived in MA. Also faced charges of possession of child porn on home computer in MA. In 3/04 in NH Guthrie was senteced to 3 months in jail and 5 years probation for attempting to solicitate sex over the Internet. Child porno charges still pending in MA and he was to be extradited for trial. No further information found. Voluntary laicization in 2010 announced 2/11/11. Manchester, NH Source:
Boston Globe 3.5.03; Union Leader 1.3.03; Union Leader 6.4.04; Boston Globe 11.07.01; Boston Herald 11.07.01; Patriot Ledger 11.08.01; Associated Press 11.21.01; Associated Press 02.15.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Associated Press 04.25.03; Union Leader 11.18.03; Boston Herald 01.15.04; Associated Press 03.25.04; Reuters 02.11.11; Statement by Archdiocese of Boston 02.11.11
Assignments:
Boston Herald 2.11.11 (add'l article); Gloucester Times 2.11.11 (add'l article); The Enterprise 2.11.11 (add'l article); Boston Globe 2.12.11 (add'l article); Salem News 8.26.11 (add'l article); Wicked Local Somerville 8.30.11 (add'l article)
Haller
James W. 1962 P Accused Diocesan Woman notified Diocese 11/02 that Haller had had an inappropriate relationship with her more than 20 years before when she was a minor. Haller admitted to the relationship, saying that he had loved the girl and wanted to leave the priesthood and marry her. Instead, he was unable to leave the priesthood and the relationship ended. Diocese said that the report was the "first and only" report about Haller. He resigned from his posting. Not listed in 3/03 Atty General Report on Manchester Diocese. Manchester, NH Source:
Union Leader 11.24.02; Union Leader 11.25.02; Boston Globe 11.27.02
Assignments:
N/A
Henry Brother   B Accused Sons of the Sacred Heart One man notified Diocese 7/03 that he had been sexually abused by a Br. Henry (no last name known) at Bishop Bradley High School in Manchester in 1961. Deceased. Manchester, NH Source:
NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Hilary
Antony Muthu 1970 P Accused Diocesan Accused in 1995 of getting drunk and molesting girls in his home diocese of Kottar, India. One allegation was investigated and "proved." Sent to the US by Bishop Tharmaraj, perhaps because of the allegations, where he was allowed to work despite his history. Accused 12/95 of using the confessional to scout victims and of mauling a woman during confession, rubbing his body against hers and attempting to kiss her. Manchester Bishop O'Neil deemed the claim credible. Hilary returned to Kottar 12/95. Manchester, NH Source:
Diocesan Documents and Narrative of the Case; Manchester Allegation 12.95; Union Leader 3.7.03; Kottar Allegations 06.13.95
Assignments:
N/A
Houle Wilfred 1975 P Sued Diocesan Houle left ministry in 1981 and died of AIDS in 1987. Man filed suit against Bishop and Diocese in 3/08 which alleged that he was raped at age 16 by Houle in 1977 and that he contracted AIDS from that abuse. Criminal charges had been filed earlier and much investigation had taken place. Man's claims were included in earlier settlement with the Diocese (he rec'd $490,000) but says he was coerced into taking the settlement. Manchester, NH Source:
Portsmouth Herald 03.28.08; Foster's Daily Democrat 04.09.08; Foster's Daily Democrat 04.29.08; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Jannetta
Alfred L. 1967 P Settled Diocesan At least one claim included in 11/02 $5M settlement involving 62 victims and 28 priests. He was shown as an active priest at that time. By 3/03 he was shown as "recently suspended" following allegations he molested boys in the 1970s. In 1989, he was known to frequent gay bars, keep homosexual pornography in the rectory and preparing to go on a "gay cruise" when church officials intervened and sent him for counseling. All future work done in hospitals and nursing homes. Died 12/05. Manchester, NH Source:
Documents from NH Atty General Report 3.3.03; Manchester Report from NH Atty General 3.3.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Union Leader 11.27.02; Union Leader 12.30.05; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Joyal Gerald F.   P Settled Diocesan One claim included in 10/02 $950K settlement re 16 men who allege that 8 different priests (including Joyal) abused them. Plaintiff was a minor at the time. At least 1 claim included in both the 11/02 $5M settlement re abuse by 28 priests and the 12/02$542.5K settlement re abuse by 5 priests. Joyal died prior to all settlements. Manchester, NH Source:
Union Leader 10.12.02; Union Leader 11.27.02; Union Leader 12.20.02; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Laferriere
Raymond H. 1960 P Settled Diocesan "Retired" in 1995. Removed from part-time parish work in 2002. Named by Diocese in 2002 as one of 14 abusers who had received treatment & then returned to work. Before ordination, Seminary warned that he had "incipient schizophrenia with homosexual overtones" but he was counseled & ordained. 1963 complaint that he showed 2 boys pornographic materials. No action taken. Other allegations received after retirement. Named in report by AG's office. 3 plaintiffs filed 2 civil suits in 2002. Manchester, NH Source:
Documents from Diocesan Personnel File 3.3.03; Manchester Union Leader 3.4.03; Monitor 3.4.03; New Hampshire Atty General Report 3.3.03; Manchester Union Leader 02.16.02; Manchester Union Leader 05.16.02; Union Leader 10.07.06; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
LaFlamme Albert   B Accused Brothers of Sacred Heart Diocese and the Order settled civil suit 5/04 with one man who alleged that he had been abused by LaFlamme 40 or more times between 1943 and 1949 at the now closed St. Louis school in Nashua. LaFlamme has died. Manchester, NH Source:
Union Leader 6.3.04
Assignments:
N/A
LaForest Conrad V. 1972 P Accused Diocesan Accused in 1990 of abuse of 12-13 yr old boy. Also allegations of homosexual acts with adults. Multiple treatments for "alcoholism." Name appeared on list of accused 14 priests released by Diocese 2/02. He had been on sick leave since 1996 but had been working part time since 1999. Privileges were removed 2/02. One article says he (and all the other priests on list) had been sent for treatment and had cleared to return to duty. Manchester, NH Source:
Documents from NH Atty General Report 3.3.03; Manchester Report by NH Attorney General 3.3.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Associated Press 02.15.02; Boston Globe 02.16.02; Union Leader 02.16.02
Assignments:
N/A
Lamothe Francis 1933 P Settled Diocesan At least 9 men filed suit in 2002 alleging abuse by Lamothe. Lamothe, who was retired, died in 1995. Named on list of 14 priests Diocese released 2/02 against whom credible allegations of sexual abused had been made. Plaintiff's attorney describe him as a "groomer." At least one claim included in 11/02 $5M settlement involving 62 victims and 28 priests. Manchester, NH Source:
Associated Press 4.9.02; Documents from NH Atty Report 3.3.03; Manchester Report by NH Atty General 3.3.03; Survivor Account sent to NH Atty General 2002; Union Leader 3.4.03; Union Leader 4.9.02; Associated Press 05.15.02; Union Leader 05.16.02; Union Leader 05.29.02; Union Leader 06.20.02; Associated Press 07.29.02; Union Leader 07.30.02; Nashua Telegraph 11.27.02; Union Leader 11.27.02; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Lamothe Harvey 1947 P Settled Diocesan At least 1 claim included in 11/02 $5M settlement with 62 victims who say they were abused by 28 priests, 2 lay workers and one member of a religious order between 1950s and 1980s. Lamothe died 1/12/87 in Maine. No further information found re allegations. Manchester, NH Source:
Telegraph 01.13.87; Union Leader 11.27.02; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Lapoint Alfred   ? P Settled Diocesan At least one claim included in 11/02 $5M settlement with 62 victims who say they were abused by 28 priests, 2 lay workers and one member of a religious order between 1950s and 1980s. Lapoint had already left ministry at the time the allegations were received. No data on when abuse occurred, the number of victims or time frame. Manchester, NH Source:
Union Leader 11.27.02
Assignments:
N/A
Leclerc Maurice   P Accused Diocesan At least one claim included in 11/02 $5M settlement with 62 victims who say they were abused by 28 priests, 2 lay workers and one member of a religious order between 1950s and 1980s. Leclerc was deceased by the time the allegations were received. No data on when abuse occurred, the number of victims or time frame. Manchester, NH Source:
Union Leader 11.27.02
Assignments:
N/A
Ledoux
Michael < 1986 P Accused Franciscan Accused 1/03 of sexually abusing a boy in 1987 or 1988 at St. Thomas Aquinas in Derry. Oral sex alleged with attempts in NH and MA. Claim settled. Order found accusations credible. Diocese learned that Franciscans knew of allegation in 2002 but didn'ttell diocese. Ledoux was at parish 4/86 to 9/89. Worked as dean at Widener Univ. for 9 yrs until summer 2012 when officials learned of earlier accusation. He resigned rather than be placed on leave. He denied allegation. Also worked in Pittsburgh. Manchester, NH Source:
Case File from New Hampshire Records; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.04.13; SNAP Statement 01.04.13; Daily Times 01.07.13; Eagle-Tribune 01.08.13; SNAP Statement 01.08.13; Daily Times 01.14.13; SNAP Statement 01.16.13; KDKA 01.23.13; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 01.23.13; SNAP Statement 01.23.13; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 01.24.13; Tribune-Democrat 01.24.13; Tribune-Review 01.24.13; Tribune-Review 01.24.13; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 03.08.13; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 04.08.13; SNAP Media Statement 06.17.14
Assignments:
N/A
Lemire Edmond   P Settled Extern Priest Served as parish priest at St. Edmond's Church in Manchester in the early 1960s. Accused of groping a youth in 1963. He left the diocese in 1962 and went on to serve in Diocese of Sherbrooke, Canada. At least one claim included in 11/02 $5M settlement with 62 victims who say they were abused by 28 priests, 2 lay workers and one member of a religious order between 1950s and 1980s. Referred to then as extern priest who had left ministry. Manchester, NH Source:
Atty letter to NH Dept of Justice 10.10.02; Union Leader 10.12.02; Union Leader 11.27.02; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Lirette Albert 1945 ? P Accused Oblates Accused in 12/03 of fondling and molesting a boy aged 13 or 14 in 1950. Alleged abuse occurred at home of priest's mother in Manchester. Same man also made allegations against Fr. J. Delphin Gagne. Manchester, NH Source:
NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Lower
Richard T. 1971 P Accused Diocesan Accused of inappropriate sexual conduct with a young man in 1989. He denied that accusation, underwent a psychological evaluation, and was cleared to return to work. Another man came forward 12/02 to allege abuse in 1973 at St. Rose of Lima Parish when he was a minor. When advised of new allegations and decision to place him on leave, Lower disappeared and was found dead along a hiking trail two days later. Believed to have committed suicide. Manchester, NH Source:
Documents from NH Atty General Report 3.3.03; Manchester Report by NH Atty General 3.3.03; Union Leader (AP) 1.4.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Associated Press 12.31.02; Boston Globe 12.31.02; Concord Monitor 12.31.02; Union Leader 01.10.03; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
MacRae
Gordon J. 1982 P Convicted Diocesan Psychological problems during seminary in 1978. Pled guilty in 1988 to paying boy for sex. Rec'd 1 yr jail deferred and sent for treatment. May have abused in 1983 but no action. Charged in 1993 w/ 11 counts of molestation of at least 4 boys. Convicted 1994 re assault of 1 boy. Rec'd 33 1/2-67 yr sentence. Civil suits filed. See Major Account for much information and related documents. Multiple appeals. Still in prison 2/14. Continues to deny guilt. Federal appeal case filed 2/14. Manchester, NH Source:
BA list of Accused Priests in New Hampshire nd; Associated Press 12.22.93; Associated Press 11.14.94; Union Leader 07.12.96; Union Leader 07.16.96; Union Leader 08.06.96; New Hampshire Atty General Report 03.03.03; Union Leader 03.04.03; NH Atty General Compresensive Selection of MacRae Documents 03.03.04; Keene Sentinel 02.26.05; Wall Street Journal (Major Account) 04.27.05; Concord Monitor 05.03.05; Energy Publisher 12.29.10; Spero News 12.30.10; Spero News 01.01.11; Spero News 01.29.11; Media Report 02.20.12; Keene Sentinel 02.23.12; Media Report 02.23.12; New Hampshire Union Tribune 02.23.12; Wall Street Journal 05.10.13; The Media Report 05.21.13; A Ram in the Thicket 10.21.13; These Stone Walls 02.07.14; These Stone Walls 02.08.14; These Stone Walls 02.19.14; These Stone Walls 02.26.14; These Stone Walls 05.21.14
Assignments:
N/A
Maguire
Joseph T. 1973 P Convicted Diocesan Transferred 3 times in first 14 months after ordination. Diocese investigated 1974 allegation. Became Stigmatine in 1981. Investigated by police 1986. He was working in Ireland at the time and nothing done.No assignment since 1981 and faculties withdrawn 1994. Some claims in 11/02 settlement. 2 men filed criminal charges in 2003. Convicted 2004 and sentenced to 44 yrs prison. 8 others offered to testify as to his crimes against them. Died 2/05 while still in prison. Worked in Boston. Manchester, NH Source:
Associated Press 9.6.02; Union Leader 3.4.04; Union Leader 4.5.03; Union Leader 5.4.04; Union Leader 6.6.03; Union Leader 02.16.02; Union Leader 02.16.02; Union Leader 05.18.02; Union Leader 05.29.02; Nashua Telegraph 11.27.02; WMURChannel 5 02.26.03; Foster's Daily Democrat 04.17.03; Boston Herald 05.21.03; Union Leader 02.27.04; WMURChannel.com 03.22.04
Assignments:
Union Leader 2.23.05 (add'l article); NH AG Audit Records 3.26.09 (add'l article); Statement by Archdiocese of Boston 1.27.10 (add'l article); Daily News Tribune 1.27.10 (add'l article); Tribune 2.7.10 (add'l article); BA.org Assignment Record
Mann Hubert   P Settled Diocesan Mann, who died in 1972, is alleged to have abused a 15 year old youth in late 60s. 2002 article says Mann asked the boy to live with him at rectory after boy's foster father died. Mann would give him alcohol and then assault him. Claim was included in 11/02 $950K settlement re 16 Plaintiffs. Manchester, NH Source:
Associated Press 05.31.02; Union Leader 10.12.02; Union Leader 12.09.02; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
McMullen Francis 1951 P Settled Diocesan Named as an abuser in 12/02 $542,500 settlement between six victims and the Diocese of Manchester and 5 priests. Per document produced as part of NH Atty Report on 3.03.03, McMullen is accused of molesting a girl in 1958 and a boy a little later. McMullen was transferred to another parish after boy's parents complained to the Diocese. McMullen died when he was in his 40s. Manchester, NH Source:
Union Leader 12.20.02; Docs from NH Atty General report 03.03.08; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Meehan
Andrew "Andy" 1993 P Accused Diocesan Meehan was married for many years with grown children and grandchildren when he divorced and obtained an annulment of his marriage. He went through seminary and was ordained in 1993. During 2002 treatment at St. Luke's (for eating disorder) , he told therapist of attraction to and past sexual behavior with 15-16 yr old male teens. He acknowledged 2-3 incidents of being overly affectionate with boys. In 5/02 Diocese would not allow him to return to active priesthood and granted early retirement. Manchester, NH Source:
Documents from NH Atty Report 3.3.03; Manchester Report from NH Atty General 3.3.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Patriot Ledger 02.28.98; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Memolo Rocco C. 1976 P Accused Diocesan Accused in 1/03 of sexually abusing a boy aged 12-14 in 1976-77 at St. Michael's in Exeter. Alleged abuse included oral sex and penetration and occurred 100 times. Same man also made allegations against another priest and a teacher. Memolo spent his career in NH except for 2 yrs (1987-89) at Texas A&M Univ. Took sick leave 8/93 and since1994 has been on extended leave without faculties. Manchester, NH Source:
NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09; Commentary 04.16.09
Assignments:
N/A
Morel
Albert J. "L"   B Accused Brothers of the Sacred Heart Teacher at Bishop Guertin High School. A former student alleged that in 1981 (after he graduated) he went to Morel for counseling because of sexual problem and Morel told him to unzip his pants. Morel then proceded to fondle him. He left but next time he saw Morel, says that Morel huged him and told him that he loved him. The man then wrote a letter to the head brother at Bishop Guertin. Died 3/98. Manchester, NH Source:
Documents from NH Atty General Report 3.3.03; Manchester Report from NH Atty General 3.3.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Sun Journal 03.17.98
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Neighbor Russell J.   P Accused Diocesan Accused in 1/04 of molesting boy beginning at age 16 in early 1960s, wrestling in underwear at hotels in Boston and NY. Dressed only in underwear, priest allegedly lay on top of boy, now more than 18, at the boy's parents' house. Neighbor died in 1972. Manchester, NH Source:
NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Neiman William P.   P Sued Diocesan Accused in 12/07 of repeatedly molesting a boy in 1977-78 starting at age 15; alleged abuse included fondling over and under clothes and was done in choir loft. Neiman succeeded Rev. Gerald Joyal as pastor. Previously the boy was allegedly abused repeatedly by Joyal in 1969-75 starting at age 8. Manchester, NH Source:
NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Nolin
John W. 1960 P Accused Diocesan Per 2002 articles, woman told diocese that he had abused her in 1960s and 1970s. Diocese reportedly told her they believed her but not enough evidence to take action. They did place him on leave. Name not on list sent to Atty Gen. office but sent separately 1 mo. later. Sent for psych. treatment in 1982 after admitting long history of involvement with adult women. See Atty General report for relevant documents. Laicized Nov., 2006 but announced 01/07. Manchester, NH Source:
New Hampshire Atty General Report on Manchester Diocese 3.3.03; Manchester Union Leader 03.16.02; Associated Press 03.20.02; Manchester Union Leader 03.04.03; Concord Monitor 03.06.03; Diocese of Manchester Press Release 01.26.07; Concord Monitor 01.27.07; Manchester Union Leader 01.27.07; Nashua Telegraph 01.28.07
Assignments:
N/A
Osgood Donald Matthew 1955 P Settled Diocesan Osgood accused of abuse of teenage boys in at least 4 lawsuits in 2002. Two plaintiffs among 16 plaintiffs in civil suits against Diocese which settled in 2002. Allegations against Osgood began to surface within months of his ordination. Transferred several times because of behavior. Sent for treatment to NM. Left active ministry in 1968.Last listed in 1975 OCD. Current whereabouts unknown. Part of NH AG's investigation w/ numerous docs from personnel file in 2003 and 2009. Manchester, NH Source:
2005 List of Abusive Priests within Manchester Diocese; Documents from NH Atty General Report 3.3.03; NH AG Audit Report 3.7.09; Union Leader 3.4.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Associated Press 05.15.02; Union Leader 05.16.02; Union Leader 05.29.02; Union Leader 07.20.02; Associated Press 07.29.02; Union Leader 07.30.02; Union Leader 10.12.02; Union Leader 12.20.02; Renew America 08.27.06
Assignments:
NH AG Audit Records 3.26.09; BA.org Assignment Record
Pelletier Eugene 1953 P Accused Diocesan Treated for alcoholism several times beginning in 1978 at Guest House & St. Luke's. 1995 settlement (for counseling costs) of claims re abuse of boy in 1963-1964. Could not remember abuse. Name given to prosecutors in 2/02 along with 13 other priests. Pelletier retired 1993. Pastoral ministry had been revoked at the time allegations were first received against him. He lives at a nurshing home in Manchester. Manchester, NH Source:
Documents from NH Atty General Report 3.3.03; Manchester Report from NH Atty General 3.3.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Associated Press 02.15.02; Union Leader 02.16.02; Union Leader 02.16.02
Assignments:
N/A
Petit Philip A. 1980 P Accused Diocesan Bishop Gendron apparently destroyed records during 1980s that detailed sexual abuse by Petit and another priest. Bishop wrote letter in 1986 to Petit assuring him that he would destroy all documents referring to his treatment but would keep one 1982 letter. Civil suit filed 2002 by 1 youth alleging abuse from 1979-1981. Has apparently been "on leave" since 1982 but still listed in 2002 Catholic directory with "on leave" status. Manchester, NH Source:
Associated Press 1.6.03; Associated Press 4.9.02; Documents from NH Atty General Report 3.3.03; Manchester Union Leader 3.4.03; Manchester Report by NH Atty General 3.3.03; Union Leader 1.7.03; Union Leader 1.8.03; Union Leader 04.09.02; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Poirier
John R. 1971 P Accused Diocesan Poirier was only active priest on list of abusive priests released by Diocese 2/02. Accused of soliciting a boy for sex in 1970s. Immediately placed on leave. In 7/02, 2 men filed suits alleging abuse as children. Per 2003 Atty General Report, Poirier was described by church officials in 1988 as a "compulsive homosexual." He received treatment but was still not celibate 3 yrs later. Began attending Sexual Addiction Support group meetings in 1994. Manchester, NH Source:
Union Leader 3.4.03; Associated Press 02.15.02; Manchester Union Leader 02.16.02; Union Leader 02.16.02; Associated Press 07.29.02; Manchester Union Leader 07.30.02; Documents from Atty General Report 03.03.03; New Hampshire Atty General Report 03.03.03; Union Leader 03.19.04; Union Leader 10.07.06; Union Leader 02.15.07
Assignments:
N/A
Richard
Edward D. 1968 P Settled Diocesan Placed on leave 4/02 after diocese learned of police investigation.Two men filed suit 6/02 alleging abuse by Richard while he was at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Merrimack between 1973 and 1982. Richard retired in late May, 2003. The criminal investigation was still ongoing at the time. Believe claims were settled as part of 5/03 settlement re 61 plaintiffs. Manchester, NH Source:
Associated Press 6.2.03; Associated Press 04.26.02; Lowell Sun 04.26.02; Union Leader 04.27.02; Nashua Telegraph 04.28.02; Union Leader 05.16.02; Union Leader 06.20.02; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Robichaud
George H. 1970 P Arrested Diocesan Placed on leave 4/02 and then arrested 7/02 and charged with aggravated felonious sexual assault of a boy between ages of 13-16 in 1984 and 1985. Plaintiff went to police and then taped conversation with Robichaud in which Robichaud admitted he had beenin recovery for 10 yrs. Also admitted abuse of another youth. One criminal mistrial. Retrial stopped 7/03 and charges later dropped on age issues and SOL. Civil suit filed 5/02 re abuse in 1982-1983. Settled spring, 2003. Manchester, NH Source:
Foster?s Daily Democrat (AP) 7.9.03; Robichaud 11.6.94 letter to Insurance Company re Gordon MacRae case; Associated Press 04.26.02; Union Leader 04.27.02; Associated Press 04.29.02; Union Leader 04.29.02; Union Leader 05.24.02; Foster?s Online 04.10.03; Concord Monitor 04.15.03; Concord Monitor 04.16.03; Union Leader 04.16.03; Foster?s Daily Democrat (AP) 04.17.03; Concord Monitor 04.18.03; Concord Monitor 04.24.03; Concord Monitor 07.10.03
Assignments:
Associated Press 7.11.03 (add'l article); Concord Monitor 8.7.03 (add'l article)
Sands
J. Joseph   P Accused Diocesan Accused in 5/28/03 attorney's letter of sexual abuse at St. Bernard's in Keene in 1966-69. Age of the complainant at the time of the abuse is unknown. Sands was murdered 5/11/79 when he tried to negotiate a hostage situation in Littleton, NH. Instead,he was taken hostage and killed by the individuals who then shot themselvs. Manchester, NH Source:
Santa Fe New Mexican 05.13.79; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Scruton Stephen 1960 P Convicted Diocesan Arrested at least twice for lewd behavior and/or indecent behavior. Sued in 1991 by one boy alleging abuse in 1986. Took sick leave in 1990. Removed from position at counselor for sex offenders at Essex County Jail in 1992 after name appeared on list of accused abusers. Named in 3 suits in 2002. At least one claim in 11/02 $5M settlement involving 62 victims and 28 priests. Manchester, NH Source:
Associated Press 4.9.02; Associated Press 02.15.02; Union Leader 02.16.02; Union Leader 02.16.02; Associated Press 05.15.02; Union Leader 06.20.02; Nashua (NH) Telegraph 11.27.02; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Shea
Leo Alfred 1964 P Convicted Diocesan In 1994 Shea pled guilty to assaulting a 14 yr old; sentenced to 3-6 yrs prison. Released on parole 1997 and "retired." Multiple other accusers. 1993 civil suit.by 1 man. Accused in 2002 civil suits of abusing 2 boys. Claims by 6 individuals included in 10/02 settlement with Diocese. Another settlement in 11/02 also included at least 1 claim. Privileges were permanently removed. Shea died 10/08. Manchester, NH Source:
Union Leader 9.7.02; Associated Press 02.28.94; Boston Globe 02.14.97; Associated Press 02.15.02; Associated Press 05.31.02; Associated Press 07.29.02; Union Leader 07.30.02; Union Leader 10.12.02; Union Leader 11.27.02; Documents from New Hampshire Atty General Report 03.03.03; Union Leader 10.07.06; Union Leader 10.10.08; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Shields Joseph E. 1936 P Accused Diocesan Accused of abusing Junior HS boy on Exeter golf course in about 1974. In that year, Shields became pastor of St. Michael's in Exeter. Same man also reported abuse by another priest and a teacher at his school. At last report Shields was in his 90s and living in FL. Manchester, NH Source:
NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
St. Jean
George   P Accused Oblate NH Audit shows 2 reports of same abuse: 1) alleged in 1/04 to the diocese by victim; and 2) reported in 3/08 by victim's sister to Oblates. Boy said he was abused at priest's family camp in MA in 1960 or 1961. Manchester said allegation was Boston issue; St. Jean was not in Manchester diocesan ministry. But Directory has him assigned at Colebrook NH shrine in 1960. Died 9/82. New suit filed 5/10 and another filed 7/21/10. Plaintiff in 5/10 suit murdered 9/9/11. Both suits settled 9/12. Manchester, NH Source:
John Doe V. Diocese of Manchester and Oblates of Mary Immaculate 4.6.11; SNAP Statement 4.5.11; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09; Boston Herald 05.18.10; Press Statement 05.18.10; Boston Globe 05.19.10; New Hampshire Union Leader 05.19.10; Foster's Daily Democrat 07.21.10; New Hampshire Union Leader 07.21.10; WMUR 07.22.10; Boston Globe 09.10.11; New Hampshire Union Leader 09.10.11; New Hampshire Union Leader 09.10.11; SNAP Statement 09.13.12
Assignments:
N/A
Stevens Paul G. 1969 P Accused Diocesan Man complained in 1/03 and again in 7/04 that Stevens had fondled and groped him on one occasion in 1969 or 1970 after a ski trip. A second man alleged that Stevens abused him in 1974 when he was 13. Abuse alleged to have occurred at Stevens' camp in Franconia. Stevens took a leave of absence 1/87 for health reasons and later chose not to return to ministry. Manchester, NH Source:
NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Sullivan John J.   P Accused Diocesan Woman notified Diocese 11/04 that she had been fondled and digitally penetrated by Sullivan in mid 1970s when she was age 6-9. Sullivan died 10/84. Matter was then reported to police. Woman had already reported that she had been fondled by Fr. Talbot when she was in her early 20s. Manchester, NH Source:
NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Sullivan John Thomas 1942 P Accused Diocesan Ordained by Manchester but abused girls during assignments in NH, MI, TX, NM & AZ over a period of 35 years. Fathered a child in 1949 and stalked a nursing student in 1952. Manchester released his personnel file 2/03. Grand Rapids paid 3 sisters $500K in 1994 because of Sullivan. Privileges removed multiple times. Died in 1999. Named in new suit filed in Arizona 6/13 against the Gallup NM Diocese. Manchester, NH Source:
Grand Rapids Press 04.06.02; Grand Rapids Press 04.07.02; Grand Rapids Press 04.20.02; Grand Rapids Press 06.22.02; Documents from NH Atty General Report 03.03.03; Manchester Report by NH Atty General 03.03.03; Union Leader 03.04.03; Union Leader 03.06.03; Washington Post 04.22.03; Arizona Republic 05.04.03; Grand Rapids Press 06.08.03; Arizona Republic 08.14.03; Gallup Independent 08.03.05; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09; National Catholic Reporter 03.30.09; Gallup Independent 06.20.13; Sacramento Bee 06.24.13; The New Mexican 06.25.13; Gallup Independent 11.11.13; ABQ Journal 12.14.13
Assignments:
Gallup Independent 5.28.11 (add'l article); Gallup Independent 7.31.12 (add'l article); BA.org Assignment Record
Talbot
Francis A. 1963 P Convicted Diocesan Placed on leave 10/02. Accused in 2002 of abuse in 1960s by at least 4 individuals 1 claim settled 10/02. Another settled 11/02. At least 2 suits filed. 1 suit settled 4/03. Sentenced to at least 10 years in prison 3/03 after pleading guilty 12/02 to five counts of sexually assaulting a boy over a period of 8 years. Request for early release due to health denied 11/10. Still in prison 2/05/12. Not listed in the NH Atty General Report of 3/03. Manchester, NH Source:
Union Leader 3.5.03; Union Leader 9.7.02; Union Leader 02.16.02; Union Leader 02.16.02; Union Leader 04.13.02; Union Leader 05.29.02; Union Leader 06.13.02; Union Leader 10.12.02; Union Leader 11.18.02; Union Leader 11.27.02; Union Leader 12.13.02; Union Leader 12.17.02; Union Leader 12.17.02; Union Leader 04.16.03; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
Boston Globe 11.19.10 (add'l article); NH Union Leader 11.19.10 (add'l article)
Tancrede
Roland E. 1947 P Accused Diocesan Tancrede, a retired priest, was placed on leave and stripped of faculties 9/02 after being named in lawsuit by one victim. Plaintiff's lawyer says Tancrede admitted to the allegations. Included in 3/03 Atty General Report. Manchester, NH Source:
Documents from NH Atty General Report 3.3.03; Manchester Report by NH Atty General 3.3.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Union Leader 9.6.02; Associated Press 09.06.02
Assignments:
N/A
Turcotte Eugene   P Accused Oblates Woman notified diocese in 3/05 that Turcotte had molested her in 1949-53 when she was 4-8 yrs old. Directory shows him assigned to an Oblate retreat house in Augusta ME for some of the time at issue; he was visiting family in Nashua when he allegedly did the abuse. Died 1/68. Manchester, NH Source:
NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Turgeon
Armand A. 1943 P Accused Diocesan Woman reported in 8/05 that she had been abused at age 14 by Turgeon in approx 1956 at her home and at a convent in Rochester NH. As of 2005, Turgeon was not in public ministry due to age and infirmity. Manchester, NH Source:
NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Vadenboncoeur Paul 1963 ? P Settled Diocesan Vadenboncoeur is named as abuser in 12/02 settlement between diocese and 6 victims of 5 priests. Total settlement for all victims was $542.5K. Accused of abuse of 15-17 yr old girl multiple times between 1955-1957. Also accused of one instance of abuse of 12 yr old boy in 1950. Vadenboncoeur died at some time prior to the settlement. In the 1988 directory name is spelled Va'de'bon'Coeur and in 1995 it is Vade Bon Coeur. Manchester, NH Source:
Union Leader 12.20.02; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Valliere Romeo J. 1963 P Accused Diocesan Admitted abusing two boys. Diocese settled one claim 4/05 for undisclosed amount. Man said that as a child Valliere would give him beer, marijuana, at the rectory. 1976 letter in his file from parent complaining about drunked youths at rectory. Placed on sick leave in 1989 after complaints by 3 women in his parish. On sick leave 4/1/89 - 6/20/90 for therapy, assigned to another parish, and placed on sick leave again from 01/26/96 until he retired in June, 2001. Privileges removed in 2002. Manchester, NH Source:
Documents fron NH Atty General Report 3.3.03; Union Leader 02.16.02; Union Leader 02.16.02; Manchester Report by NH Attorney General 03.03.03; Union Leader 03.04.03; Concord Monitor 04.28.05; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Vielette Roland   P Accused Diocesan Vielette died in 1983. Vielette is named in 5/02 lawsuit by man who alleged abuse in 1973. Personnel file contains 2/02 memo where the plaintiff alleged he was assaulted by Vielett and by another priest in 1973 shortly after his father passed away. Both priests befriended him and would take him camping and give him gifts. Second man filed suit 6/02 alleging that he was assaulted by Vielette from 1956 to 1958 with assaults taking place in the priest's car. Manchester, NH Source:
Documents from NH Atty General Repor 3.3.03; Manchester Report by NH Atty General 3.3.03; Associated Press 05.15.02; Union Leader 05.16.02; Union Leader 06.20.02; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
N/A
Voglio John 1987 P Accused Salesian Accused 3/02 during AG investigation of repeated sexual abuse of a 12-year-old boy in 1982 at Camp Don Bosco in NH. Voglio was a counselor at the camp. Abuse included oral sex. Later in 1982, Voglio wrote to the alleged victim from OH, saying that he was going on to become a priest. A John Voglio was ordained a Salesian priest in 1987 and worked in a Salesian HS and a parish in NY archdiocese. Investigative memo does not confirm that brother and priest are the same person. Manchester, NH Source:
Documents from NY Atty General Report 3.3.03; Manchester Report by NH Atty General 3.3.03; Union Leader 3.4.03
Assignments:
N/A
Walsh Patrick   P Accused Legionnaires of Christ Accusations made in 2002 that Walsh abused at least 1 youth at high school in Center Harbor NH from 1992-1993 per records released by NH Atty General's office 3/03. Manchester, NH Source:
Documents from NH Atty General Report 3.3.03; Manchester Report by NH Atty General 3.3.03; Union Leader 3.4.03
Assignments:
N/A
Wilfort Jeanne   N Sued Sisters of Holy Cross Accused in 1999 of sexually abusing a nun, age 27, in the Winnipeg archdiocese 1978-79. Wilfort was then superior of the order's Western Canada Province. Abuse allegedly included digital penetration and was represented as therapeutic. Complainant had been recruited from the Manchester NH diocese during a retreat by Wilfort. The Vatican investigated the charges in 2000. Complainant filed suit in 2002, but when she died in 2004, the suit was dismissed. Other victims are alleged, ages unspecified. Manchester, NH Source:
Dalmyn 4.6.04; Union Leader 6.2.03; Union Leader 8.2.03; McDonald Affidavit 05.10.02; McDonald Affidavit 05.30.02; Globe and Mail 06.25.02
Assignments:
N/A
Zalewski Edward 1982 P Accused Diocesan Woman notified diocese 5/07 that Zalewski had "hugged her to his body" at St. Joseph church in Lincoln in 1956 when she was approx. 12. He died in 1976. Manchester, NH Source:
NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
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