Fr. James Randal Gillette

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Ordained: 1971
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel file released in 1/03; contained a 9/02 letter accusing Gillette of 1972 sexual assault of a boy at St. Gabriel’s in Brighton. Worked in the dioceses/archdioceses of Newark, Boston, Mexico City, Pittsburgh, New York. Also Honduras. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because was order priest. Included on Attorney Garabedian’s list 3/28/16 of accused clerics named in civil claims resulting in settlements or arbitration awards. Civil suit filed in 2014, claiming abuse of a boy, ages 9-13. Settled. Gillette pled guilty under a plea deal 1/2/20 to “unnatural acts” with a child under age 16, 1972-75. Sentenced to five years’ probation and GPS monitoring, to register as a sex offender, and to treatment. Two known victims.


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