Fr. Dennis Fountain

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1981
Status: Arrested

Died: 12/29/2013
Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Dean of Students at St. Catherine’s Indian School. Indicted in 1/1987 on more than 170 counts of sexual abuse (most charges from 1 of 3 accusers). Indictments dismissed because a DA was alleged to have tampered with the Grand Jury. Reindicted in 9/1987 on other charges. Apparently found not guilty because he became pastor of St. Helena Parish in Hobbs, NM (Las Cruces Diocese). A 4/25/2010 church bulletin requested prayers for him as he was ill; he was no longer shown as pastor. Died 12/29/2013. On Las Cruces diocese’s list 11/8/2018. Noted to have worked in Las Cruces diocese 1992-2008. Report made in 2009 of an alleged incident in 1960. On the Gallup diocese’s list 12/10/2018. Included 5/19/21 on the Santa Fe archdiocese’s list.

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