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 1997 for molesting two boys at the rectory in the mid-1990s. Also charged with possession of child porn. Convicted 7/98 and sentenced to 30-60 years in prison for abuse of two boys. Pled guilty 11/97 to attempted abuse of a third youth; received concurrent sentence of 5-10 years. Other victims came forward 2002-2003. Defrocked 2005. Granted parole 7/6/17, 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 7/31/19.

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