Fr. Roger Armand Fortier

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Ordained: 1980
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

By 1984 Fortier had admitted to the Chancellor that he watched pornographic films and abused minor boys after plying them with alcohol. Arrested in 1997 for molesting two boys at the rectory in the mid-1990s. Also charged with possession of child porn. Convicted in 7/1998 and sentenced to 30-60 years in prison for abuse of two boys. Pleaded guilty in 11/1997 to attempted abuse of a third youth; received concurrent sentence of 5-10 years. Other victims came forward 2002-2003. Defrocked in 2005. Granted parole 7/6/2017, parole board citing his terminal cancer. Told to live with his sister on house arrest. Release pending parole officer’s review of Fortier’s living conditions. Laicized, per the diocese’s list 7/31/2019. The list in 5/2024 shows Fortier as deceased.

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