Janice Nadeau

Order: SSND
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Allegation to the diocese in 2018 that Nadeau violently sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl in 1977 at St. Margaret Mary School in Irondequoit, where Nadeau was principal in 1977-85. Nadeau’s accuser said the nun dragged her by the ear to the principal’s office, slapped her face, knocked her into a wall, straddled her when she fell and yelled “You’re a slut” and “Your’re inviting rape and you’re going to get raped,” then reached under her skirt and penetrated her. The diocese’s victims’ reconciliation program deemed the allegations “completely credible,” and Nadeau’s accuser was offered a settlement. Nadeau retired at some point to her Order’s motherhouse in Wilton, CT. Reported in 3/19 to have advanced dementia and to be living a nursing facility. Accused in a 7/20 lawsuit of sexually assaulting a boy, also a St. Margaret Mary student.

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