Fr. John B. Mea

Ordained: 1944
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

A 2003 civil suit alleged that Mea raped an altar boy in the early 1960s. The plaintiff was offered a small financial settlement in 2002, which he refused. Diocese said Mea was not assigned to the parish in question at the time of the alleged abuse. In 8/03 a judge dismissed the lawsuit as being barred by the statute of limitations. Said discrepancy in dates of abuse did not help. Mea died in 1984. This was only known allegation against him.

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