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Notorious abuser Gauthe lives as transient

Catholic World News - April 28, 2010

The notorious Louisiana priest whose abuse of dozens of children led to the first major American clerical abuse scandal is living as a transient, thus enabling him to avoid publicizing his address. Under Texas law, registered sex offenders must list a permanent address unless they are transients.

Gilbert Gauthe-- whom the late Bishop Gerald Frey of Lafayette appointed diocesan Boy Scout chaplain despite allegations of homosexual abuse-- was released from his latest prison sentence because he previously failed to register as a sex offender.

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