Fr. Aldeo Gilbert

Ordained: 1943
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette LA

Bishop Schexnayder was reportedly notified in 1964 or 1965 of sex abuse of girls by Gilbert. A woman sued in 12/92 saying Gilbert had “choreographed a sexual assault on her” by two women when she was a child in 1965, but that she didn’t remember until late 1991. Judge dismissed on SOL. Appeals Court affirmed the dismissal 5/3/95 . Suit filed by another woman in 11/93. Several women alleged Gilbert ran a cult in Acadia Parish 1940s-1960s via “vocation clubs” in parishes that he set up to encourage girls to become nuns. Sick leave in 1968. Absent on sick leave 1988 and 1990 per Catholic Directory. Died in 2007. On diocese’s list in 4/19.

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