Fr. Donald Raymond Pousson

Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Died: 07/7/2013
Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette LA

In 6/02 the bishop said that an investigation of Pousson was pending but that no action had been taken because a review committee had not yet been formed. Pousson was accused of molesting a boy about 10 years prior. Pousson denied the allegation. He said that he had been treated several times for “alcohol but never sex abuse.” The diocese reportedly learned of the alleged molestation in the mid-1990s but in 2002 the bishop denied prior knowledge. Placed on administrative leave in 1994 and spent several months in in-patient treatment in St. Louis. Died 7/07/13.

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