Fr. Maurice R. Grammond

Ordained: 1950
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Accused in 12/14/99 suit of sexually abusing a boy in the late 1960s-early 1970s. Amended suit added 24 other plaintiffs; settlement with 23 announced 10/9/00. Alcohol and porn used in grooming; abuse allegedly included oral and anal sex. Archdiocese was warned 5 times 1959-74. Removed 1985; sick leave 1986; retired 1988; died 2002. there were 54 claims by 4/07. Another suit filed 2008; dismissed on SOL. Through 2013, more than 46 claims had been settled for almost $40M. New suits filed 6/13 and 10/13 and 4/14. In 2005 one accuser was sentenced to 3 years in prison for making false allegation in a civil suit filed against Grammond. Another new suit filed 6/24/14 alleged abuse 1969-72 when plaintiff was ages 6-9. Another suit filed by 2 brothers in 2/17 claimed abuse by Grammond and Rev. James M. Harris ages 9-13 and 11-12, while their step-father suffered from leukemia.

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