Seminarian Wilfred Laurent Carignan

Order: OCSO
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Carignan, described as a “monk-in-training” who was not accepted into the order, was accused in 2011 of molesting a youth while working at St. Benedict’s Monastery as a beekeeper. The boy was a 6th or 7th grader who was being tutored by Carignan in about 2000 when abuse occurred. At time of arrest, Carignan was serving two separate 6-year life sentences for abuse of another youth. Conviction was in 2008.

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