Br. Stephen DeMatteis

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Order: OFM
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Accused of “making a sexual advance” toward a boy who sought counseling from him after being abused for several years by Fr. Thomas J. Doyle. Civil suit filed 1994 on behalf of boy and his brother against Norwich Diocese, Fr. Doyle, Brother DeMatteis and Fr. Michael Melendez, who is accused of failing to report the incidents involving the boys and Fr. Doyle.

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