Fr. Raymond P. Messier

Ordained: 1968
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Messier allegedly had inappropriate sexual contact with a 9-year-old boy in Worcester in 1980 at a camp owned by the priest’s family. Bishop Harrington was informed immediately, and promised that Messier would never again have access to young people. Transferred. Victim learned of transfer in 2002 and filed suit. Two other men the joined suit, alleging abuse in the late 1970s. Investigated by DSS in 2003 for recent allegations. DSS confirmed but he was no-billed by Grand Jury. Additional suit filed in 12/04. Died 7/3/18.


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