Fr. Germain Belen

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1950
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Indianapolis IN

Associate parish pastor in KY, WI, IN, NM, NE. Pastor in IN, OH, MI, GA. Per a 2003 lawsuit, Belen molested and raped a girl, ages 5-10, several times in the 1970s in Terre Haute. IN. Belen retired in 2001 after a stroke. He claimed too much time had passed and rhw matter should be handled by the church rather than the state. He died 12/11/04. Suit still active as of 2/07.

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