Fr. Clement Thibodeau

Ordained: 1958
Status: Sued

Died: 09/30/2017
Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/2023 of sexually abusing a boy, age 12, in the late 1960s. Thibodeau was assigned at the time as chaplain at the Notre Dame Institute in Alfred. Thibodeau allegedly gave the boy and others alcohol in his living quarters, then isolated the boy and abused him. The boy tried to run away from the school with a classmate after several more incidents of abuse, but was returned by police and “corporally punished.” Thibideau died in 2017.

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