Fr. Thomas G. Rainforth

Diocese: Diocese of Paterson


In 7/02 man accused him of molestation in 1975 and he was placed on leave. Returned to duty 8/02 when Diocese said he was drunk and act was inappropriate but did not meet definition of abuse. Sued 2004 by another man. Claim included in 02/05 $5M settlement with 27 plaintiffs, most of whom were abused by Hanley.


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