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J.M. Bourgeois

J.M. Bourgeois

Ville Platte Gazette, 1943

Alleged Abuse:  A lawsuit accused him of rape in Evangeline Parish; the case was settled.  There’s no indication any criminal charges were filed.

Where is he now:  Unknown

An Evangeline Parish lawsuit accused J.M. Bourgeois of sexually molesting and raping an altar boy when the child was 7 or 8 years old and serving at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Ville Platte. The victim repressed the memory until 2002, when it returned during counseling. The case was settled.

Timeline:

1924:  Ordination

1930:  Sacred Heart of Jesus, Ville Platte

1970:  Retired

1978:  Deceased

(This timeline is incomplete because of missing records.)

 

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