Sister Joan Marie
Archdiocese of Miami/Dominican Sisters
- St. James Catholic School (North Miami, Florida)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Sister Joan Marie:
In 2011, Sister Joan Marie was accused in a lawsuit filed of groping and fondling a first-grade boy in 1978-1979 at St. James Catholic School in North Miami, Florida. The abuse allegedly occurred under the guise of tucking in the boy’s shirt.
The accuser claims in a lawsuit that a Dominican nun repeatedly groped and fondled him several decades ago. According to media reports, the complaint stated that the abuse took place approximately twice a week for an entire school year. The defendants are the Archdiocese of Miami, the archbishop, the Dominican Sisters, and the school.
Very little is known of Sister Joan Marie’s activities within the church as the Archdiocese of Miami has not released any information about Joan Marie’s assignment history.
Sister Joan Marie’s current whereabouts or whether she is deceased is unknown.
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