Fr. Aaron Joseph Cote

Order: OP
Ordained: 1986
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Washington DC and MD

An 18-year old male filed suit in 11/05 alleging abuse in 2001-02 while attending Mother Seton parish in Germantown MD. Suit said abuse occurred in both MD and DC. Cote transferred to RI. Alleged to have abused a second youth in OH in the 1980s. Case settled 8/07 for $1.2M paid by Order. Also worked in Springfield MA. Woman filed suit 4/08 claiming abuse of her children. First criminal charges filed 7/08 claiming 2003 abuse. Found guilty 7/09. Received 10 years probation 11/09. Died in 2012. On Archdiocese of Washington DC list 10/15/18. On Columbus diocese’s list 3/1/19. On Dominicans St. Joseph Province list in late 2018. On Springfield MA list 6/2/21.


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