Fr. John M. Picardi, Jr.

Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Per records released in 2/03, Picardi was accused in 1992 of raping a 29-year-old male youth minister on a trip to FL. Incident was reported to Boston AD. A 1995 internal memo said he admitted the act. Placed on sick leave; sent to counseling. Sent in 9/92 to Paterson, NJ. In 1995 a 12-year-old girl said he abused her. Placed on leave but review board could not substantiate. Transferred in good standing to Phoenix in 1997. Placed on leave in 2/03. As of 8/11 he was on medical leave with no restrictions. Status 10/15 was “found unsubstantiated; not restricted; On medical leave.” Died 4/30/20 in Haverhill, MA.


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