Fr. Stephen A. Fernandes

Ordained: 1976
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Arrested in 11/04 and placed on leave after a computer repair technician found child pornography involving men and boys on his laptop computer and reported it to the Diocese. Assigned to Our Lady of Fatima in New Bedford at the time of his arrest. Also charged with exhibiting or posing at least one child engaged in a sexual act. Pleaded guilty. Sentenced in 11/05 to 8 months in prison, 4 years probation and a $20K fine. Included in 1/21 on the diocese’s list of credibly accused. Noted to have been laicized in 2008.

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