Fr. Michael V. LaMountain

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Ordained: 1976
Status: Convicted

Died: 08/25/2010
Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

Pastor of St. John’s in West Warwick RI when suspended in 3/1995 after an allegation. Indicted in 10/1997 on criminal charges that he molested five boys from the 1970s-1990s. Pleaded guilty in 1/1999 to nine counts. Sentenced to nine 12-year suspended sentences, to run concurrently. At least two civil suits were filed in 12/1995. Claims settled in 9/2002 as part of a $13.5M mass settlement involving 36 victims and the diocese. Seminary student in Baltimore 1972-1976. Accused in 2001 of abusing a 7th or 8th grade boy in Baltimore between 1972-1974. The victim reported the abuse to police in 1993, but LaMountain was not charged. The mother of another boy reported in 2002 that her son, who was deceased by 2002, “spent time” at age 14 with LaMountain and later accused seminarian Vernon Dahmen in the mid-1970s. This boy had been named by the previous accuser as a possible victim. Included on the Baltimore archdiocese’s list of accused in 9/2002. Died 8/25/2010. On the Providence diocese’s list 7/1/2019. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General’s Report.

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