Fr. Richard Roy Boucher
Priest of the Missionaries of Our Lady of LaSalette. Named publicly as accused on the Atlanta archdiocese’s list 11/6/2018. Worked in the archdiocese at Our Lady of LaSalette. Removed from ministry in 1992 after parishioners complained about Boucher’s behavior with young boys, including hugging, squeezing and kissing them. He allegedly abused a nine-year-old boy in the confessional by putting the boy on his lap, having the boy’s knee touch his (the priest’s) penis, then sighing and kissing the boy on the lips. After his removal, Boucher was moved to the Order’s Hartford House in CT, where over many years he was given the roles of superior, treasurer and house council member. Settlement in 1994 related to allegations of a abuse of a boy, age 12. Boucher died in 2020. Included in the 3/24/2023 GA PAC Report.
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