Rev. Touissaint J. Perron, w.f. /Touissaint-Jeff Perron, w.f.

Summary of Case: A priest of the Missionaries of Africa, or "White Fathers", Perron was convicted of sexually abusing a 14 year-old boy in 1992. He was sentenced in that case to three years in prison in 1993. He was accused in a 2005 lawsuit of having sexually abused another boy in 1982-1984, when the boy was 16 and 17 years old.

: 1958?


Start Stop Parish Town/Accusations State Position Notes
1958 1970         Although the 1988 Directory indicates that Touissaint was ordained in 1958, he is not indexed prior to the 1971 Directory.


Orlando bishop was William Donald Borders (1968-1974)

1971 Church of the Resurrection Lakeland FL 2/2  



1973? St. Anastasia's Ft. Pierce FL 2/3

Parish had a school with 435-507 students.

Perron is indexed but not listed in the Orlando diocesan pages in the 1973 Directory as at St. Anastasia's.


Peoria bishop was Edward William O'Rourke (1971-1990)

1974 St. Pius X Rock Island IL 3/3 Parish had a school with 493 students.
1974 1978 St. Malachy's Genesco IL 2/2 Parish had a school with 136-117 students.
1978 1983 St. Bernard's Bushnell IL 1/1  


O'Rourke was succeeded by John Joseph Myers (1990-2001)

1992 St. John's


Perron was named in a 2005 lawsuit as having sexually abused a 16 to 17 year-old boy, who was a St. John's parishioner, in 1982 and 1984.

IL 1/1  
1986 1990 St. John's Woodhull IL 1/1  
1992 1993 St. John's


Perron was convicted in 1993 of sexually abusing a 14 year-old boy in the rectory of this parish during the summer and fall of 1992. He was sentenced to three years in prison.

IL 1/1 Perron was arrested in 1992, and suspended from ministry, due to the accusation that he had sexually abused a 14 year- old boy.
1992 1993 Immaculate Conception Ohio IL 1/1 Perron is not indexed beyond the 1993 Directory.


Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1971-1993)

Priest Gets Three Years for Molesting Boy, United Press International, February 17, 1993
Peoria Bishop Sued in Molest Allegation Case, By Michael Miller, Copley News Service, December 19, 1997
New Lawsuits Filed against Peoria Catholic Diocese, WEEK News 25, carried on WMBD Radio, November 30, 2005
Nov. 30 Statement from the Diocese of Peoria, Catholic Post, December 4, 2005 issue
Lawsuits Refiled in Peoria Priest Abuse Cases, Associated Press, carried in Belleville News-Democrat [Peoria IL], January 24, 2007
Suit Refiled against Ex-Priest, By Michael Miller, Lincoln Courier [Peoria IL], January 25, 2007

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