Bishop Thomas Ludger Dupre

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Named auxiliary bishop in 1990. Bishop of Springfield 1995-2004. Accused in 2004 of abuse of two youths in the 1970s. Resigned same day; sent to St. Luke’s for treatment, there for several years. Sued 2004. Indicted on two counts of rape in 2004; no prosecution due to SOL. Living at DC retirement home as of 5/10. Two claims included in diocese’s 11/08 $4.5M settlement with 59 plaintiffs. Dupre made a financial contribution to settlement. Named in 2009 and 2010 suits as having reassigned abusive priests who went on to abuse those plaintiffs. Settlement of 2009 case in 7/12. Dupre died 12/30/16. Included on the diocese’s list of credibly accused, which notes allegations he abused in the 1970s and ’80s.


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