January 12, 2005

Tupper Files Suit Against Priest

Lincoln County News

Marie Tupper of Boothbay Harbor said Tuesday that she wants her name to appear in the story about her filing a lawsuit Monday in Cumberland County Superior Court against Father Thomas Lee, former priest at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Boothbay Harbor. She claims the priest molested her son for two years, 1977-79.

I want my name out there. I dont want them to think Im hiding, Tupper said.

The Diocese of Portland began an investigation of the alleged sexual abuse in 2002 and at that time Lee resigned his ministry voluntarily. The investigation did not substantiate the allegations and Lee served a church in Lyman where he again left voluntarily in 2003 after new allegations were aired. Lee now lives in Portland.

Posted by kshaw at January 12, 2005 01:20 PM