Fr. Ernest E. Tourigney

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Ordained: 1961
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

First complaint of inappropriate relationship with a youth was in 1974. Same youth complained in 1988; Tourigney admitted to relationship. Five more complaints in the early 1990s. Placed on leave in 1992. Two suits in 1995. Settled. More accusations in 2002. Personnel filed released. Also accused in NH. “Voluntary” laicization per 3/06 article. Last known to be living in Bourne, MA. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.

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