Br. Felix Bland

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Order: FSC
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Pleaded guilty in 1995 to sodomizing an 11-year-old boy in 1988. Assault occurred at LaSalle Institute in Wildwood. Police knew of the assault prior to 1995 while Bland was working as a missionary in Africa. Upon his return, his victim wore a wire and he was arrested. Sentenced to 15 years prison with all but 1 year suspended. The year was spent in a work release program so he only spent nights in jail. One man filed suit alleging abuse of 5 of his sons; suit settled on eve of trial in 1997.

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