As investigation of priest continues, others temporarily assigned to Fort Kent area parish

Bangor Daily News

By Julia Bayly, BDN Staff

Posted July 31, 2012

FORT KENT, Maine — As the Maine Attorney General’s investigation into unspecified allegations against a Roman Catholic priest continues, the diocese has announced temporary assignments at the St. John Vianney Parish.

The parish, based in Fort Kent, has been without its spiritual leader Rev. James Nadeau since the 50-year-old pastor took a voluntary leave of absence in early April.

“The diocese is cooperating fully with the attorney general’s office and at their request I cannot discuss the allegations or anything about the investigation,” Bishop Richard Malone said at the time. “I am hopeful that this process will go smoothly in order to lead to an expeditious and just conclusion.”

Officials with the attorney general’s office and from the Diocese have released little information on the investigation over the past several months.

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