Fr. Raoul Gauthier

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Ordained: 1933
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Ordained for the Diocese of Gravelbourg, Canada. On leave in 1939, then chaplain at hospitals in the U.S. dioceses of Crookston and St. Cloud, including St. Michael’s Hospital in Sauk Centre MN 1969-78. Per 5/02 news, Gauthier was charged in 1979 with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct after he admitted to fondling a mentally challenged male adult. He fled to Canada shortly after his confession and was never extradited. He was on retirement status in his home diocese from 1979 until his death in 1995 at age 92. Name included on St. Cloud’s 1/3/14 list of clergy involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors.

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