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Ralph Heroux Accused Massachusetts Pedophile

    rainbow2003 posted Fri, 07 Mar 2003 17:17:00 GMT(3/7/2003)

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    M Buster posted Fri, 07 Mar 2003 18:21:00 GMT(3/7/2003)

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    Rainbow, Welcome!

    If you were trying to put in additional info(besides the title that is) I don't see it.

    Tell me more. I'm from MA and would like to know the cong/area.

    M NeonMadman posted Fri, 07 Mar 2003 18:27:00 GMT(3/7/2003)

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    Hey, I used to be from MA! I was in West Springfield, Holyoke and Southbridge. moved out of state in 1999. I didn't know Ralph Heroux, but I knew 4 others who turned out to be pedophiles or rapists.

    F blondie posted Fri, 07 Mar 2003 18:41:00 GMT(3/7/2003)

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    http://www.jehovahs-witness.com/6/43766/1.ashx

    Yes this was posted

    Nathan Natas posted Thu, 03 Apr 2003 15:10:00 GMT(4/3/2003)

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    http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=7590377&BRD=1713&PAG=461&dept_id=24491&rfi=6

    East Providence man pleads guilty to sexual assault charges
    April 03, 2003

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) -- A former Jehovah's Witnesses official pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexually assaulting his young stepdaughter and her male cousin in the 1970s and was sentenced to one year in prison.
    Ralph Heroux, 74, of East Providence, was a ministerial servant at the Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall in North Attleboro between 1976 and 1978, when the incidents took place.

    His victims -- a 36-year-old New Bedford man and his cousin, a 36-year-old Attleboro woman -- said church officials were told of the abuse at the time, but never told officials or other members of the congregation, it was reported.

    The victims were not identified by name. They said they are contemplating civil lawsuits against the church.

    Prosecutor Cynthia Brackett said the abuse began soon after Heroux married the woman's mother in 1971, when the woman was 5 years old. Heroux and the woman's mother divorced in 1978. He later remarried and moved from Attleboro to Rhode Island.

    The early years of the abuse were beyond the statute of limitations. But prosecutors were able to prosecute abuse that took place in the late 1970s because he moved out of state, triggering a "tolling statute"that freezes the statute of limitations.

    The allegations surfaced last year, when the Kingdom Hall sent a letter to the Attleboro victim and the Bristol County District Attorney's office under the state's new reporting law for sexual crimes by clergy.

    Heroux pleaded guilty to charges of rape of a child and indecent assault and battery on a child under 14.

    His lawyer, Kevin Reddington, said Heroux pleaded guilty to "put it behind him,"and to spare the victims and his family the ordeal of a trial.

    "At one time, he had a relationship with these people and does not want to see them hurt," Reddington said.

    Local church officials did not return calls seeking comment.

    Spokesmen for the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, the corporate entity that controls the church, declined to comment on the case.

    Heroux was sentenced to a year in prison, followed by two years of home confinement. After that he'll be on probation for three years and must attend sex offender counseling. He is barred from contacting the victims.

    CuriousButterfly posted Thu, 09 Sep 2010 15:40:00 GMT(9/9/2010)

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    I heard recently that Ralph goes out in field service? That is SO very disturbing if he is, I have seen him and he gives me the creeps.

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