Fr. Bento R. Fraga

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Retired in 2005. In 1/08 the Diocese received a report that Fraga molested a minor on one occasion in 1979 at Holy Ghost Parish. He denied all allegations. After investigation, the Review Board found the allegations credible. His removal from ministry was announced 3/16/08. As of 4/08, his accuser had decided not to press criminal charges. Fraga died 4/8/12. Included in 1/21 on the diocese’s list of credibly accused.

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