Fr. Paul L. Hebert, Jr.

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Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Placed on leave in 7/04 after allegations surfaced that he sexually abused a boy in the 1970s at St. Michael’s in Pawatuck. Denied the allegations. Diocese referred matter to police and Dept of Children and Family. Pastor of St. Michael’s 12/71-10/81, then of Most Holy Trinity in Pomfret 1981 until his 2004 removal. Civil suit filed. Settled in 10/07 for $170K. Another suit filed in 12/08 alleged later abuse. Died 5/5/10. New suit 8/16, alleging abuse of a Pomfret altar boy hundreds of times 1990-96, beginning when the boy was age 11. Hebert allegedly photographed and videotaped the boy while in sex acts, lavished him with gifts and plied him with alcohol. Settled in 3/19 for $900K.


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