Br. Marcel Crete – Diocese of Portland

| Sep 20, 2021 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Brother Marcel Crete

Diocese of Portland (Brothers of Christian Instruction)


Final Vows: 1952

Convicted: 1989

Died: 2014

Assigned as follows:

  • St. Ignatius Parish School (Sanford, ME)
  • Mount Assumption Institute (Plattsburgh, NY)
  • Notre Dame Institute (Alfred, ME)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Br. Marcel Crete:

Br. Marcel Crete was a member of the Brothers of Christian Instruction, who served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Portland. He was an educator for 25 years at the Brothers’ schools in Maine, Massachusetts, New York, and Ohio. According to media reports, in 1988, he was indicted in York County, Maine for one charge of unlawful sexual contact and six charges of gross sexual misconduct involving a 12-year-old male boy.

Br. Crete pleaded guilty to five of the gross sexual misconduct charges in exchange for the dismissal of the remaining charges. In 1989, he was sentenced to eight years in prison, of which all but two and a half years were suspended, and probation. He served a seven-month sentence and was released in July 1990. He registered as a sex offender and lived at the Notre Dame Institute in Alfred, ME until his death in 2014.

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