Fr. Steven W. Poitras

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Ordained: 1993
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Removed from St. Michael’s in Hudson in 11/06 after an allegation surfaced that he sexually abused a child in 1994. Police were notified and investigated. Reports show that in 1994 Poitras claimed to have been undergoing cancer treatment. Four months later, after Poitras revealed he staged the cancer, Cardinal Law placed him on sick leave. Placed on leave in 11/06. On 6/27/09, Boston AD website showed him active and working in clergy personnel office. Still on administrative leave in 10/15; canonical case in progress. Per the archdiocesan website in 9/20, the allegation was found unsubstantiated. Poitras was laicized in 2018.

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