Mistrial Declared in Priest Abuse Trial

Rutland Herald

August 27, 2008

A mistrial has been declared in the case of a former altar boy who sued the Diocese of Burlington over sexual abuse he claimed happened to him while he was a boy.

The jury deliberation began Monday afternoon, continued throughout the day Tuesday and resumed this morning at 9:45 a.m.

The lawsuit claimed the Rev. Edward Paquette was not adequately supervised despite knowing he had a history of abuse. The victim claims Paquette molested him up to 50 times.


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