July 04, 2005

Diocese in Maine validates 9 abuse cases

Boston Globe

By Associated Press | July 4, 2005

PORTLAND, Maine -- Maine's Roman Catholic diocese yesterday validated child sexual-abuse allegations against nine of 21 dead priests, saying they probably would have been removed from ministry under today's standards if they were still alive.

The announcement was made more than a month after the state attorney general released the names of the 21 in compliance with an order from the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. ...

The nine names listed by the diocese, and the years of death, are: Monsignor Henry Boltz, 1970; the Rev. Ralph Corbeil, 1973; the Rev. John Crozier, 1990; the Rev. Antonio Girardin, 1974; the Rev. Lucien Mandeville, 1984; the Rev. Lucien McKeone, 1980; the Rev. Lawrence Sabatino, 1990; the Rev. James Vallely, 2001; and the Rev. Dominic Doyon, year of death unknown.

Posted by kshaw at July 4, 2005 04:37 AM