Fr. W. Thomas Faucher

Ordained: 1971
Status: Convicted

Died: 10/29/2020
Diocese: Diocese of Boise ID

Retired in 2015. Canon lawyer, writer. Arrested 2/2/2018 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 2/14/2018 the diocese received an allegation that Faucher sexually abused a child 40-plus years previously. By 4/13/2018 another alleged victim had come forward. One of the two said Faucher abused him 1987-1989 when he was in grades 6 and 7 at Sacred Heart, and Faucher was pastor. Pleaded guilty to child porn in plea deal 9/2018. Sentenced to 25 years in prison with no parole. Laicization announced in 10/2019. Faucher appealed his sentenced; it was upheld by ID court in 4/2020. Died 10/29/2020.

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