Br. Paul L. Gauvin
In 12/12 the diocese announced a substantiated claim against Gauvin of abuse of a minor, age 11-12, in the early 1970s. Assigned at the time of the alleged abuse as director of religious education at St. Thomas Aquinas in Madawaska. Gauvin apparently left Maine in 1994 when the order left. He was working as director of liturgy at Sacred Heart parish in Bloomfield CT in 2012 when placed under supervision without contact with minors.
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