Fr. John W. Nolin

Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Sent for treatment in 1982 after admitting to a long history of involvement with adult women. [See Attorney General ‘s report for relevant documents.] In 3/94 a woman in her 30s and her sister and brother told the diocese that Nolin was sexually involved in the 1960s and ’70s with their mother when they were children. The priest had the family move into a house he owned Keene. The woman said that when she was age 12 or 13, Nolin would come into her bedroom and touch her genital area under her nightgown. Nolin denied abusing the girl. Faculties removed in 6/94. The diocese reportedly told his alleged victim they believed her but that there was not enough evidence to take action. Name not on list sent to Attorney General’s office; it was sent separately a month later. Laicized in 11/06, announced in 1/07. Last known to be living in New Mexico.

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