Fr. Justin Steponaitis

Ordained: 1937
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Sued in 1993. Accused of abuse of an altar boy at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Athol 1971-76. Steponaitis denied all charges. Retired in 1987. Died in 1995. Suit had been dismissed by 1997. Also accused in 2004 of sexually abusing a boy 1980-86; the Worcester and Spokane dioceses provided therapy.


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