Fr. James R. Nickel

Order: SSCC
Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Worked in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA, the Winona MN and Fall River MA dioceses and the Diocese of Nassau, Bahamas. Went on to Damien Ministries in Washington DC. Died 1/20/08. In 4/12 attorney Mitchell Garabedian announced the settlement of at least one claim regarding Nickel. Two more lawsuits filed 12/31/14 alleging sexual abuse of boys in Fall River diocese, one in the 1970s, the other in the 1980s. Diocese settled for $880K in 4/17 with eight men claiming abuse as boys by Nickel. The abuse was said to have occurred on Cape Cod, and on trips to the Bahamas, IL, NY, Washington DC, RI and NH. Included in 1/21 on the Fall River diocese’s list of credibly accused.


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