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Alexandria Diocese releases additional names of credibly accused clergy

Posted: 7:29 PM, Jun 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-21 20:46:58-04
The Diocese of Alexandria has released the names of three additional clergy against whom there have been credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors.

The Diocese released the names and those allegations along with information on each.They are as follows:

Fr. Adrian Molenschot

  • Allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse of male minors dating back to the 1960s were reported to the Diocese of Alexandria in February 2019.
  • Fr. Molenschot died in December 1994
  • The evidence was presented to the Permanent Review Board in May 2019 and the allegations were deemed credible.

Fr. Nino Viviano

  • An allegation of sexual misconduct and abuse of a female minor dating back to the early 1960s was reported to the Diocese of Alexandria in February 2019.
  • Fr. Viviano is currently 91 years of age and living in a nursing home in Florida. He retired in 1998 and his facilities for ministry were not extended to him since that time. Fr. Viviano is currently suffering from the advanced stages of dementia and was not capable of participating in the review of this most recent allegation.
  • The evidence was presented to the Permanent Review Board in May 2019 and the allegation was deemed credible.

Fr. Yves Robitaille

  • An allegation of sexual misconduct and abuse of a male minor dating back to the mid-1950s was reported to the Diocese of Alexandria in March 2019.
  • Fr. Robitaille retired in May 1990 and died on July 27, 1998 at the age of 72.
  • The evidence was presented to the Permanent Review Board in June 2019 and the allegation was deemed credible.

For the list of other priest named in the Alexandria Diocese, click here: Alexandria Diocese releases their list of clergy with accusations

For more on clergy abuse allegations and released lists, go to www.katc.com/thelist