Fr. Ronald D. Provost

Ordained: 1970
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

In the early 1980s a pastor gave auxiliary bishop Harrington photos Provost took of boys in their underwear; he was sent to the House of Affirmation. Made pastor in 1988. Removed in 1/92; sent to St. Luke’s Institute. Convicted in 1/93 of taking nude photos of a 10-year-old. Received a 10-year suspended sentence. In 1/92 gave police 100+ nude and semi-nude photos of boys he took starting in 1977. In a 1996 civil trial, jury found diocese and bishop not responsible and determined plaintiff did not suffer physical harm from the pictures. New suit filed in 10/10 claimed abuse 1979-82. Bishop McManus announced on 11/18/21 that Provost had been laicized.


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