Fr. Marcel L. Robitaille

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Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

Church ignored complaints in 1986 about abuse of nephew. Accused in a 1993 civil suit of abusing his younger brothers and the nephew over a period of many years. Diocese also named in suit. Civil suit against diocese was dismissed in 2002; judge ruled that abuse occurred only through family relationships and not through Robitaille’s duties as a priest. Family reached a confidential settlement with Robitaille. A non-family complaint in 1997. Sentenced by the Vatican in 7/08 to life of prayer and penance.

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