Br. Fidelis DeBerardinis

Order: OFM
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

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

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