Fr. James M. Harris

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Ordained: 1948
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Accused in a 2006 civil suit of abusing 3 of 8 siblings, ages of 5-14, beginning in 1968. He had befriended the family after their house burned down. Brother of Bernard M. Harris who is alleged to also have abused the children. Died in 1999. There were 7 claims against Harris by 4/07. New lawsuit to be filed 8/07 alleging abuse of 1 youth in the early 1950s. Another suit filed by 2 brothers in 2/17 claiming abuse by Harris and Rev. Maurice Grammond when they were ages 9-13 and 11-12, while their step-father suffered from leukemia.

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