FL- Predator priest dies
By David Clohessy
Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests
September 9, 2014
A credibly accused predator priest who lived in Ft. Myers has passed away. He is Fr Marshall Larriviere, who allegedly molested at least two kids in Louisiana.
His passing on Aug. 27 was disclosed Sunday by a Louisiana newspaper.
In 2003, Fr. Larriviere was accused in a lawsuit of molesting a girl in the 1960s. Later, another girl joined the lawsuit. In 2008 the Lafayette Louisiana Catholic diocese quietly settled with the two victims for an undisclosed amount. He was “outed” in Florida in March.
Whether a predator priest has been defrocked, suspended, is 'AWOL,' and no matter whose payroll he is or was on, bishops must use their resources to protect kids and alert parents about predators through church websites, parish bulletins and pulpit announcements. They should also announce when a predator priest has died.
We hope that everyone who saw, suspected, or suffered clergy sex crimes in Ft. Myers -whether by Fr. Larriviere or other clerics - will call police, expose wrongdoers, protect kids and start healing.