Fr. Paul E. Coughlin

Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

Law enforcement informed the diocese in 2002 that Coughlin had been accused of “inappropriate physical contact” (but not abuse) with a minor in 1985. The diocese deemed that allegation unsubstantiated. Removed in 2004 after diocese learned that Coughlin had allowed a man accused of molesting a teenage boy to live in his rectory. Was to be returned to limited duties in 2/08 but too much public outcry.

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