Fr. James F.X. Pratt

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1986
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Placed on leave in 2003 from position at Vanderbilt University in TN after an allegation that he abused a Fairfield Prep in CT high school senior while on faculty there as a seminarian in the early 1980s. Worked 2005-12 at the Jesuit Historical Institute in Rome. Included on the Jesuits Northeast Province list of credibly accused 1/15/19. It notes allegations received in 2003 of abuse of minors in the 1980s. Last known in 2020 to have been living at Loyola House in Boston, MA.


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