Suspended Jesuit Priest Named in Haiti Sexual Abuse Lawsuit
By Dave Collins
New Haven Register
October 20, 2014
A suspended Jesuit priest who was once Fairfield Universityís chaplain is accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing a teenager at a charity in Haiti supported by the college.
A 26-year-old man sued Friday in federal court in Connecticut, naming the Rev. Paul Carrier, Douglas Perlitz and others. Heís seeking $20 million.
The man alleges Perlitz and Carrier sexually abused him when he was teenager a decade ago at Project Pierre Toussaint School in Cap-Haitien. The manís lawyer says itís the 39th lawsuit accusing Perlitz of sexual abuse and the first to accuse Carrier of molestation.
The lawsuit says Carrier supervised Perlitz, whoís serving nearly 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting boys at the school.
Carrierís lawyer declined to comment. Carrier lives at a Jesuit center in Weston, Massachusetts.