Fr. Lawrence A. Sabatino

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

A Lewiston family told the bishop and police in 1958 that Sabatino had sexually abused their 6-year-old daughter. The bishop transferred him to St. Peter’s parish. At least 13 other women have come forward as of 2005 (and more later) to allege that he abused them as children at that parish. During much of his time at St. Peter’s he was supervised by another priest, J. Romani, who has also been accused of abuse. Died in 1990.


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