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Victims of Father James Porter

Type of Case: Clinical

Corroboration: Other victim(s), Confession by Perpetrator, Guilty Verdict

Publication Location: Unpublished

Related Cases: Frank Fitzpatrick, John Robatille


Six men who grew up in Fall River, Massacusetts who were sexually assaulted by Father James Porter as children “reported no thoughts or memories of childhood abuse until the case broke," according to a survey performed by Harvard psychiatrist Stuart Grassian. Grassian surveyed 43 of Father Porter's victims in 1993 in response to the breaking coverage and case against Father Porter. See Frank Fitzpatrick and John Robatille's cases in the Legal Archive, two other victims who were public about their abuse and their involvement in the civil suit against him.

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