Fr. Donald A. Durand

Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

A man filed suit in 2004 alleging that Durand molested him and three friends as boys in the early 1970s. The man said Durand fondled him, and forced all the boys to disrobe, take a sauna with him and wrestle with him. Incidents allegedly occurred at St. Francis Assisi School in Portland. More than a dozen men have alleged abuse 1960s-90s. Durand retired in 2001 at age 70. Privileges later removed. Eight claims were settled 3/14/07 after two “mini-trials. New suit filed in 9/11 by one man.

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