Fr. Raymond P. Hebert

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Ordained: 1952
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Sued in 2005 by 4 men claiming abuse as boys by Hebert at Madonna Manor. The archdiocese said it was mistaken identity. Hebert denied abuse; sued 4 accusers for defamation. He was retired; remained in ministry. By 3/10 all claims dismissed; one plaintiff had died, one was deemed too emotionally disabled to continue and the last two claims had been withdrawn by the plaintiffs. Hebert withdrew his counter-suit after attorneys for the accusers filed an acknowledgment in court that Hebert did not molest their clients when they were children at Madonna Manor. He died 1/16/14. Suit filed in 9/19 alleging abuse of a boy by Hebert and 3 nuns and a lay employee in the 1960s-’70s at Madonna Manor. The nuns and lay employee had been accused in suits by “dozens” of plaintiffs, settled in 2009 for $5.2M.

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