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The Advocate: 10 more accuse defrocked NOLA deacon of sex abuse

Posted at 3:23 PM, Sep 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-02 16:23:35-04

At least 10 more people have come forward to accuse a defrocked New Orleans deacon of sexual abuse, our media partners at The Advocate report.

The Advocate reported last month that George Brignac, 83, served as a lay minister at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, despite being defrocked in 1988.

Brignac, 83, remained in that role even after the Archdiocese of New Orleans this year paid more than $500,000 to settle claims that he repeatedly raped an 8-year-old altar boy at Holy Rosary School.

Police have since re-opened their criminal investigation into Brignac, the Advocate reported last month.

Now that the newspaper has broken these stories, more victims feel safe enough to come forward with their stories.

To read this latest installment in the investigation, click here.