Fr. Stephen Scruton

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Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Arrested and convicted in 1984 and 1987 for lewd and/or indecent behavior at highway rest areas. Sued in 1991 on claims of abuse of an altar boy in 1986. Took sick leave in 1990. Removed from position at counselor for sex offenders at Essex County Jail in 1992 after name appeared on list of accused. Named in three suits in 2002. At least one claim in 11/02 $5M settlement involving 62 victims and 28 priests. Laicized and deceased, per diocese’s list 7/31/19.

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