Fr. Michael L. Plourde

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Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

Name released by diocese on 1/27/07. Plourde had been placed on leave in 1994 for allegations “going back to 1976” that he abused two minors. He had returned to ministry after counseling in 1989 after allegations involving sexual miscondut toward an adult. Bishop recommended laicization, but released name before the Vatican’s decision came through, citing the case of accused Wilmington priest Francis G. DeLuca. Laicization announced 5/08.

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