PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP)– A previous Roman Catholic priest who served at a number of Rhode Island parishes has actually been prosecuted on a charge of sexually attacking a juvenile about 40 years earlier, the state chief law officer’s workplace stated Monday.
Kevin Fisette, 66, is arranged to be arraigned Wednesday on a charge of first-degree sexual attack, authorities stated.
The supposed attack on a young boy happened in Burrillville in between Jan. 1, 1981, and Dec. 31, 1982 when Fisette was working as a deacon at Our Woman of Triumph Parish in Hopkinton and as a pastor at Rhode Island Health center, authorities stated.
Fisette, who presently resides in Killingly, Connecticut, was ordained in November 1981. He is currently on the Diocese of Providence’s list of clergy credibly implicated of abuse, and according to that list, was gotten rid of from ministry in 2009.
Messages looking for remark were entrusted Fisette’s lawyer and the Diocese of Providence.
Chief Law Officer Peter Neronha in 2019 opened an evaluation of claims of sexual assault in the diocese quickly after the diocese launched a list of 50 clerics, spiritual order priests and deacons it considered to have actually been credibly implicated of sexually abusing kids, dating to 1950.
The diocese willingly consented to provide the chief law officer and the Rhode Island State Cops access to all grievances considering that 1950, whether considered reputable by the diocese or not.
Rhode Island is among the most greatly Catholic U.S. states.
Fisette is the 4th previous priest to be prosecuted as part of the current evaluation.
” Our broad examination of clergy kid sexual assault in Rhode Island has actually had, from its beginning, 2 primary functions: to prepare a detailed report of our findings relating to such abuse and the diocese’s reaction to it, and along the method bringing private criminal cases as they are established, where the truths as supposed warrant them,” Neronha stated in a declaration.
The examination stays continuous, he stated.
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