Fr. Mark R. Hession

Ordained: 1984
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Indicted by a grand jury 12/11/20 on charges of rape and indecent assault of a person under age 14. Hession had been suspended in 3/19 for “inappropriate communications” to adult parishioners. Included on the diocese’s list of accused 1/7/21. The alleged abuse occurred between 2005 and 2008. Pleaded not guilty 1/11/21. Trial date set for 10/5/21.

Return to main database page. See abbreviations and posting policy. Send corrections.

Our Database of Publicly Accused does not state or imply that individuals facing allegations are guilty of a crime or liable for civil claims. The reports contained in the database are merely allegations. The U.S. legal system presumes that a person accused of or charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty. Similarly, individuals who may be defendants in civil actions are presumed not to be liable for such claims unless a plaintiff proves otherwise. Admissions of guilt or liability are not typically a part of civil or private settlements. For more information, see our posting policy.