Fr. Thomas B. Laughlin

Ordained: 1948
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Accused of sexually abusing 20-40 boys during 1967-96. Numerous civil suits filed; several settled. Convicted at least once. Sentenced to 1 year in jail in 1983. Abused on way to treatment in New Mexico. Laicized in 1988. Ten men each sued Laughlin in 2004. Additional suit filed in 8/07 by a man alleging abuse beginning in 1960. Laughlin died 3/1/13 in Omaha. Another claim filed in 2007, of abuse in 1979; this person was later convicted of filing at least 4 false claims in Portland, Spokane, Covington and Tucson and was sentenced 6/11/14 to 33 months in prison.

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