February 02, 2005

Alleged abuser quits job at school

Maine Today

By Staff and news services,

A man who is accused of molesting a boy when he was a teacher in Biddeford in the late 1960s has resigned his job as assistant principal at a middle school in Florida.

Church officials in Maine, meanwhile, circulated a notice to parishioners in Biddeford addressing the allegation and encouraging anyone with a complaint to come forward.

Haile Middle School Assistant Principal Joseph Gilpin resigned Friday, two days after the school district learned that the former Catholic seminary student had been accused of sexually abusing two boys - one in Massachusetts and one in Maine - in the 1960s.

Gilpin was put on administrative leave last Wednesday pending a school district investigation.

Posted by kshaw at February 2, 2005 06:54 AM