Fr. James R. Nickel
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. Included in 10/23 on the St. Paul and Minneapolis archdiocese’s list of accused. 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.
- The Anchor–Diocese of Fall River 06.22.78
- SouthCoastToday 11.20.99
- Coshocton Tribune 04.11.12
- Boston Globe 04.11.12
- SNAP Statement 09.28.12
- Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis List 10.23.14
- Jeff Anderson & Associates 11.05.14
- South Coast Today 01.22.15
- Cape Cod Times 01.22.15
- Boston Globe 04.10.17
- Cape Cod Times 04.11.17
- Cape Cod Chronicle 04.12.17
- Diocese of Fall River List 01.26.21
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