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Priests who served locally suspected of abuse


September 05, 2019
REGION — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester has released a list of priests accused of sexually abusing children. The list of 73 men dates back to 1950, and many of those named had ties to churches in Carroll County.

The diocese posted the list to its Web site, www.catholicnh.org, under the heading "Restoring Trust" on July 31. The site also contains resources for victim-survivors, families and those who wish to report abuse. In a statement, Most Rev. Peter A. Libasci, Bishop of Manchester said, in part, "On behalf of my predecessors and the Church in New Hampshire, I am sorry. I seek your forgiveness for the grave sins of abuse and betrayal of trust that representatives of the Church committed. Each and every day, I pray that victim-survivors find healing. I also fervently pray that we never allow such darkness to enter our Church again. With these new efforts, I hope to continue on a path to restoring your trust."

All of the priests on the list are either deceased, "defrocked," meaning they are prohibited from public ministry.

Following is a listing of the four churches in Carroll County where these priests were assigned with the year of assignment in parentheses.

St. Anthony's, Sanbornville: Albert Boulanger (1989), Alfred Jannetta (1967), Raymond Laferriere (1960), Eugene Pelletier (1964), Roland Veillette (1967)

St. Cecilia's, Wolfeboro: Russell Neighbor (1954), George Robichaud (1999)

St. Joseph's, Center Ossipee: Eugene Pelletier (1969)

Our Lady of the Mountains, North Conway: Albert Boulanger (1971), Conrad LaForest (1988), Alfred LaPointe (1969), David Morley (1969), John Nolin (1965,1968), George Robichaud (1979), Paul Stevens (1976), Romeo Valliere (1990).

The Diocese of Manchester can also be reached by telephone at 669-3100.

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