Fr. Joseph Roy Jenness

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Four brothers filed a civil suit in 12/03 alleging abuse by Jenness and four other priests 1967-83. One of the brothers says he was abused by Jenness and three of the other four priests; Jenness allegedly would share him with the other priests at a camp. Separate suit filed in 8/03. One person settled claims against Jenness as part of a 2004 $7.5M settlement reached between 45 claimants and the Diocese. Also named in a 12/04 civil suit. Died 8/23/88. Three claims settled in 11/08 as part of a $4.5M settlement. Added to the diocese’s list in 6/21.

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