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Accused priest who fled prosecution reported dead in exile

January 07, 2011

A former priest who fled the US after being accused of sexual abuse has been reported dead in Martinique, where he had lived in hiding to escape prosecution.

Laurence Brett, who had been accused of molesting more than 30 boys in Connecticut and Maryland, reportedly died after a domestic accident. Once a priest of the Bridgeport, Connecticut, diocese, he had been laicized after multiple charges of sexual abuse.


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  • Posted by: papacasino - Jan. 07, 2011 8:45 PM ET USA

    Saints of God, come to his aid. Come to me him, angels of the Lord. Receive his soul and present him to to God the Most High. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. The purpose of the Church is to pray for ALL - even for the salvation of the greatest sinners. Too very often we forget!