Fr. Gerard J. Beaudet
Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH
A man reported to the diocese in the early 2000s that when he was age 12 in the early 1970s Beaudet gave him alcohol, then sexually abused him, including rape. In 9/04 a woman alleged Beaudet gave her alcohol and made her perform oral sex in 1972 when she was age 14. Beaudet was pastor at St. Albert’s in West Stewartstown at the time of the alleged abuses. In 4/05 the diocese said it settled claims by a man and woman who said they were abused by Beaudet as children in the 1970s. Settlement amount not disclosed. Another woman came forward with allegations in 7/05. Beaudet died in 1982. Included on the diocese’s list 7/31/19.
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