Fr. William J. Cloutier

Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Accused of abuse of at least three boys in 1979. Kept in ministry. Removed in 1991, sent to archdiocesan retreat house at Mundelein Seminary. Civil suit filed in 1991 claimed abuse in 1979. Admitted abuse and that after 14 years of therapy still used his position to abuse. New allegation in 2002. Part of large 2003 settlement involving 12 priests. Left priesthood in 1994. Died in 8/03. Also included in 10/05 settlement by Archdiocese involving multiple priests. Personnel file released 01/14.


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