Brand brand New Bedford priest accused of sex abuse files defamation suit against Fall River Diocese

brand NEW BEDFORD a brand new Bedford priest accused of intimately abusing a small has filed a defamation suit from the Bishop regarding the Diocese of Fall River. Daniel Lacroix, 61, ended up being added to administrative leave for so-called misconduct in November 2019. During the right time, he had been serving as co-pastor at three North End churches St. Joseph-St. Therese, St. Mary, and Our Lady of Fatima Parishes.

A Ministerial Review Board in 2020 determined the allegations of sexual abuse of a minor were credible and subsequently removed Lacroix permanently from ministry november. On Feb. 29, Lacroix filed the lawsuit relief that is seeking the Fall River Diocese Bishop Edgar M.