Fr. Raymond P. Melville

Ordained: 1985
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

Left active priesthood in 1997. In a 1990 letter, a man accused Melville of abuse while in seminary in Baltimore. Diocese knew of his behavior before 1990. Sued in 2000 by a man who claimed abuse for seven years, beginning when he was age 13 in 1985. Suit settled. Other complaints in several locations. Another suit filed in 2/07 alleged abuse at age 12 in the late 1980s. Court awarded this man $4M in 1/08. Diocese dismissed from suit; dismissal upheld by ME Supreme Court in 11/13. Third suit filed 11/07. Melville was reportedly living in OK in 2007 and by 2013 may have been living in NC.


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