Fr. Thomas Kieran Ahearn

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1964
Status: Convicted

Died: 12/17/1997
Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Arrested in 1/1993. Charged with molesting a 16-year-old boy he picked up while on a skiing vacation. Found guilty of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Sentenced to two years probation. His victim filed a civil suit in 1995. Settlement. Personnel file produced to court in 1999. Ahearn died in 12/1997. Accused in a lawsuit in 1/2021 of sexually abusing a St. Mary’s in Bethel altar boy, ages 7-10, including raping the boy at age 9 in 1992, on the day of the boy’s sister’s wedding.

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