Br. Fidelis DeBerardinis

Order: OFM
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Worked in Boston MA, Honduras, Guatemala, Trinidad, Israel and NY. Charged 2002 with sexual assault of as many as 7 altar boys 1968-1973. Left MA in 1973 which stopped the statute. Franciscan order said that it settled a sexual misconduct claim against him “a decade ago” [1992?] involving one of the men who filed criminal charges in 2002. Pleaded guilty 2004 to assaulting 8 youths; sentenced to 8 years in prison and 10 yrs probation. Still in custody 11/11. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.


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