Fr. Wilfred Houle
Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH
Houle left ministry in 1981 and died of AIDS in 1987. A man filed suit against the bishop and diocese in 3/08 which alleged that he was raped at age 16 by Houle in 1977, and that he contracted AIDS as a result. Criminal charges had been filed earlier and much investigation had taken place. The man’s claims were included in an earlier settlement with the diocese; he said he was coerced into taking the settlement.
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