Fr. W. Thomas Faucher

Ordained: 1971
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Boise ID

Retired 2015. Canon lawyer, writer. Arrested 2/2/18 by the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children unit, charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (marijuana, LSD and ecstasy) and 12 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Child. Per prosecutor, porn found on Faucher’s computer included images of torture and sex abuse of infants and toddlers. Pastor of St. Mary’s 2002-retirement. By 2/14/18 diocese received allegation that Faucher sexually abused a child 40-plus years previously. By 4/13/18 another alleged victim had come forward. One of the two said Faucher abused him 1987-89 when he was in grades 6 and 7 at Sacred Heart, and Faucher was pastor. Pled guilty to child porn in plea deal 9/18. Sentenced to 25 years prison with no parole. Laicization announced in 10/19. Faucher appealed his sentenced; it was upheld by ID court in 4/20.


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