Fr. Jean-Paul Gagnon

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Ordained: 1982
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

A psychological evaluation in 1977 prior to ordination indicated that Gagnon had possible “sex role identification” problems. Sued in 9/02, accused of molesting a boy, ages 10-17, in the 1980s. Took personal leave, then placed on leave by the bishop in 7/03. Part of civil suit settled in 5/04. Criminal charges were filed and he was arraigned in 2004 on charges of sexually assaulting an adult male parishioner in 10/02, and assault and battery of another. Pleaded not guilty. Sentenced to 18 months supervised probation in 2005.

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