Fr. Renald C. Hallee

Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

A woman filed suit in 3/10 against Hallee and the diocese alleging that he abused her in the early 1970s when she was a minor and he was at St. John Catholic Church in Bangor. Court granted summary judgment in favor of the diocese and Hallee on SOL. Plaintiff settled with the diocese but appealed the decision regarding Hallee. Decision reversed in 1/12. Hallee left the priesthood in 1977. Laicized 5/4/09. Later a church volunteer in MA, he was allowed to chaperone teens on a church trip in 2010 even after telling his priest about the suit. The woman’s suit against Hallee was dismissed by ME Supreme Court on SOL, even though he left the state in 1977. Court said she had not tried hard enough to locate him and serve him with a lawsuit.

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