Fr. Eugene F. Orteneau

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1982
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Accused in a 2005 civil suit of abuse of a 16-year-old boy in 1992 at St. Thomas Aquinas in Storrs. Settled in 5/07 for $1.2M. Diocese to pay 1/4 and order to pay remainder. Plaintiff’s sister had notified Diocese in 2003 of abuse of two other youths but did not mention her brother. Orteneau left the parish in 1994. Dismissed from the Order in 2003. Died 4/8/09 in Huntersville, NC. Included on the Jesuits Northeast Province list of credibly accused 1/15/19. It notes allegations received in 2005 of abuse of minors 1992-95. Included on the Fall River diocese’s list in 1/21, where he had been assigned at some point to Bishop Connolly High School.


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