Fr. Jerome Ducote -Archdiocese of New Orleans

| Jun 3, 2020 | BANKRUPTCY, Sex

Father Jerome Ducote

Archdiocese of New Orleans

Ordained: 1954

Died: 2006

Assigned as Follows:

  • St. Joseph Abbey Seminary College (Saint Benedict, LA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Jerome Ducote:

Father Jerome Ducote was a priest and a member of the Order of Saint Benedict; also known as the Benedictines. Ducote was first named publicly as accused of sexual misconduct with a minor on the New Orleans Archdiocese’s list that was released on November 12th, 2018. The allegation against Jerome Ducote was received in 2002 of abuse that allegedly occurred in the early 1960’s. Although no official assignment list has been made public knowledge, it is reported that Jerome Ducote worked at St. Joseph Abbey Seminary College in Louisiana.

This is the only known allegation made against Jerome Ducote.

Jerome Ducote died in 2006.

In April of 2020, the Archdiocese of New Orleans filed for bankruptcy protection. As part of its bankruptcy, the Archdiocese of New Orleans will be reviewing and paying claims for anyone sexually abused by diocesan priests and lay employees. This will likely include claims filed on behalf of anyone whose case may be beyond the statute of limitations.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of New Orleans. The Archdiocese of New Orleans filed for federal bankruptcy protection in April 2020.  Our lawyers are now offering free legal consultations to discuss your legal options as a survivor of sexual abuse by priests and other employees of the New Orleans Archdiocese. Very strict filing deadlines will soon be set by the Bankruptcy Court. Most victims of abuse will never be able to recover damages if they miss this deadline, so please contact us to discuss your case today. Call us at 888-283-9922 or send an e-mail to [email protected]