Fr. Herman Delaney

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

Accused by a woman of raping her shortly before she graduated from high school in 1967 at age 18. Another man was accused too. Abuse not recalled until 1983. Complainant also recovered under hypnosis memories of being abused by her father, father’s friends, and her mother, and of being raped by her doctors. Complainant believed she had performed exorcisms. AG’s file notes that her allegation “was not deemed credible,” possibly referring only to the allegation against the second man. Died 1987.

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