Fr. Herman Delaney
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.
Our Database of Publicly Accused does not state or imply that individuals facing allegations are guilty of a crime or liable for civil claims. The reports contained in the database are merely allegations. The U.S. legal system presumes that a person accused of or charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty. Similarly, individuals who may be defendants in civil actions are presumed not to be liable for such claims unless a plaintiff proves otherwise. Admissions of guilt or liability are not typically a part of civil or private settlements. For more information, see our posting policy.