Another suit filed alleging pedophilia by former Santa Fe priests

By Marti Glaser
November 11, 2015

[with video]

Two of the most notorious alleged pedophile priests in New Mexico are still making headlines years after their deaths after a lawsuit was recently filed against the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.

In the past few days, two adult men have come forward after their child trauma triggered Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and a need for help.

Brad Hall is the new attorney for the alleged victims. He says the two new cases join 50 other cases his laws firm has filed over the past few years.

"They are alleging that the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and…in one of these cases, the Servants of the Paraclete, together put pedophile priests out into New Mexico parishes," Hall said.

The suit names two priests: Father Bernard Bissonette and Father James Porter. Both are dead but are named in multiple suits against the Archdiocese.

"In this particular case there is a John Doe who was an altar boy, and Bissonette and Father Porter both raped him," Hall said.

Porter has ties to the priest sex abuse case that first happened in Boston.

"Different dioceses across the nation would send priests who had problems…to New Mexico," Hall said.

Hall says he expects more victims to come forward.


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