Fr. Brion T. Ares

Ordained: 1987
Status: Accused

Died: 12/21/1998
Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Charged in late 1993 with raping a 20-year-old man who came to him for counseling. Acquitted in 10/1994 on the rape charge and a mistrial was declared on a charge of indecent assault. Defense claimed that the alleged victim had consented to oral sex after a night of drinking at the rectory. Prosecutors said the victim was too drunk to consent. Ares died in 1998.

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