Fr. Bernard St. Hilaire

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Ordained: 1951
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

File on known child sex offender Ronald Paquin released in 2/02 confirms a long-standing sexual relationship between Paquin and St. Hilaire, who died in 1977. St. Hilaire took Paquin under his wing when Paquin was about age 14 and counseled and molested him. One of Paquin’s victims said Paquin admitted that he and St. Hilaire slept in the same bed for 30 years. Per files released in 1/04, one of Paquin’s victims said he was also abused by St. Hilaire. This man settled for $20K before 2002. See 8/11 Boston AD database.

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