Fr. John J. Curran

Ordained: 1927
Status: Sued

Died: 01/18/1976
Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

Curran retired in 1972 and died in 1976. In 1994 a man testified at a legislative hearing that he had been molested by Curran in the 1950s. The diocese forwarded the information to police in 5/2002. Another man had notified the police in 3/2002 that he had also been molested by Curran in the late 1950s. Another man complained in 2007 of abuse as a boy, age 12, in 1962. The bishop noted in 7/2008 that if Curran were alive, the diocese would remove him from ministry pending investigation. Personnel file released in 1/2014. Suit filed in 6/2022. Three new lawsuits filed in 12/2022 by men alleging abuse by Curran as boys, ages 11-14, in the 1960s. 

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