Fr. James F. Talbot

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Taught at BC High in Boston 1971-80, then Cheverus High in Portland ME 1980-98. Claims in 1998 that Talbot abused a student in 1984-85. Suspended. Sent to St. Luke’s Institute in MD for treatment. Claim settled in 2001. Allegations by at least eight men in 2002 that he abused them as minors 1972-80. Criminal charges filed but dropped. Fourteen claims settled 1/03 for $5.2M. Pled guilty 2005 to raping two teenagers 1977-79. Sentenced to five to seven years. On sex offender registry. Released from prison 3/18/11. Living at Vianney Center in Dittmer, MO. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Laicized 2013. Indicted 11/17, accused of sexual assault of 8- or 9-year-old boy in Freeport ME between 5/1/97 and 6/14/98. Pled not guilty 12/1/17. Pled guilty 9/24/18. Sentence to 10 years’ prison for gross sex assault with all but three years suspended, and 3 years concurrent sentence for unlawful sexual contact. New suit 4/21.


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