Fr. Toussaint J. Perron
Diocese: Diocese of Peoria IL
“Fr. Jeff.” From Canada. Worked in diocese since early 1970s. Removed from public ministry in 1992. Convicted 1993 of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of boy, age 14, in rectory at St. John’s in Walnut, IL during the summer and fall of 1992. Served three years. Also accused of abusing a 16- to 17-year-old boy 1982-84 while at St. John’s in Galva. Civil suit filed 11/05 by second victim, later dropped and refiled 1/07. Settled 5/08. Perron died 8/23/11 in Quebec City. Included by 1/20 on the Peoria diocese’s list of accused.
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