He said there is no one trigger that leads a victim to come forward with allegations of abuse years or decades after the acts.
“Victims will come forward well into their 80s,” he said.
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Do you know if there is any way to clarify one way or the other whether he was the natural child of Noe & Virginie? Lynnette Collard Lyn [email protected], It would be best to see that original church record first if you can.
Would there be any records to that effect in the Church? It might have his parents listed as parents or some other description. What other people in that household, In What area was this located?
Sanford said the acts reportedly occurred at a “seasonal location,” but neither he nor Kathryn Slattery, the York County district attorney, would provide any more details. Sanford said Paquin would bring the boys to Maine “for short-term stays.” Such out-of-state trips were common among priests who committed sexual abuse, said Mitchell Garabedian, a Boston lawyer who represented dozens of victims of sexual abuse by priests in Massachusetts.
He said priests would typically befriend the families of boys they wanted to abuse, and then persuade the parents to allow their children to go on out-of-state trips with them.