Fr. Dennis Fountain

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Religious Order:  Franciscan

Notes:  Fountain, Dean of Students at St. Catherine’s Indian School, indicted 1/87 on more than 170 counts of sexual abuse (most charges were against 1 of 3 accusers). Indictments were dismissed because a DA was alleged to have tampered with Grand Jury. Reindicted 9/87 on other charges. Apparently found not guilty because he became pastor of St. Helena Parish in Hobbs, NM (Las Cruces Diocese). A 4/25/10 church bulletin requested prayers for him as he was ill and he was no longer shown as pastor. Died 12/29/13.

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