Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States

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Last First Ord T Status D/O Notes Diocese Source/Assignments
Perrault
Arthur J. 1964 P Convicted Diocesan Ordained for Hartford diocese. Sent to NM for treatment 1966 and Canada 1992. Air National Guard chaplain. Allegedly abused at least 10 boys & girls; some took own lives. Fled U.S. 1992. At least 4 lawsuits (1992 & 1994). One settled 11/93 for $600K. Four settled 1995. Named in at least 1 suit filed 8/14. Man who filed suit 8/14 against Santa Fe archd said Perrault abused him dozens of times beginning 1991, when he was an altar boy, age 10, in Albuquerque. Perrault found in 4/16 working in Morocco, at American Language Center in Tangier; living there off and on for 30 years. Resigned 5/16, school notified police. Suit filed 8/4/16 re abuse of NM boy 1975-77. Another suit 12/16. One plaintiff said 38 victims. $16M judgment in 2/17. Included on Santa Fe list 9/12/17. Arrested by FBI 9/18, returned to NM. Pled not guilty to charges of abuse of 11-year-old boy while chaplain at Kirtland AF Base 1991-92. New suit 11/18. Found guilty 4/10/19. Sentenced in 9/19 to 30 years in prison. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Associated Press 01.02.93; Associated Press 11.25.93; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.17.94; Albuquerque Journal 07.21.95; Albuquerque Tribune 09.18.96; Albuquerque Journal 03.21.98; USA Today 03.26.02; Associated Press 02.12.03; Chicago Tribune 03.11.12; KOB Channel 4 08.18.14; Renegade Catholic 08.19.14; New Mexican 11.16.15; KRQE 11.18.15; Albuquerque Journal 11.19.15; Albuquerque Journal 12.06.15; Albuquerque Journal 12.06.15; Albuquerque Journal 05.05.16; Republican-American 05.22.16; Republican-American 07.22.16; Republican-American 07.28.16; Republican-American 07.28.16; KOB 08.04.16; New Mexican 08.05.16; Republican-American 08.07.16; Albuquerque Journal 08.12.16; Daily Progress 12.22.16; Albuquerque Journal 12.26.16; Albuquerque Journal 01.14.17; Albuquerque Journal 02.17.17; KRQU 02.17.17; Taos News 05.20.17; New Mexican 09.01.17; Perrault Timeline 09.06.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; Albuquerque Journal 10.12.17; Albuquerque Journal 10.18.17; Santa Fe Documents 10.19.17; The Associated Press 10.19.17; Albuquerque Journal 10.20.17; Albuquerque Journal 10.23.17; Catholic News Agency 10.24.17; KOB 4 11.20.17; Albuquerque Journal 09.21.18; Huffington Post 09.21.18; Associated Press 09.22.18; Associated Press 09.25.18; The Republic 09.25.18; AP via NY Daily News 10.02.18; Hartford Courant 10.16.18; KRQE 10.16.18; KRQU 10.26.18; Albuquerque Journal 11.08.18; Santa Fe New Mexican 11.09.18; Harford Courant 01.22.19; Hartford Courant 02.07.19; KOB 4 TV 02.25.19; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19; Associated Press 03.30.19; Associated Press 04.01.19; Albuquerque Journal 04.02.19; Associated Press 04.03.19; Albuquerque Journal 04.05.19; AP via Crux 04.10.19; The New Mexican 04.10.19; Albuquerque Journal 04.14.19; Albuquerque Journal 07.13.19; Associated Press 09.13.19; Reuters 09.13.19; Albuquerque Journal via Military com 09.14.19
Assignments:
Perrault Timeline 09.06.17; Archdiocese of Hartford Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19


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