Fr. Roland P. Cote

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

In 4/02 a man accused Cote of sexually assaulting him as a teenager in the early 1980s. Cote admitted to a “sexual relationship” with the boy and to paying thim for sex, but said the boy was 18 at the time. Bishop reassigned Cote to a new parish in 6/02, but did not tell the new parish of accusations, or that there had been a financial settlement. Cote left the parish in 11/02 after a furor raised. Also admitted that he was sexually active in mid-1980s with a “couple of other people” who were about 18 years old.

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