Death of an Altar Boy

The Unsolved Murder of Danny Croteau and the Culture of Abuse in the Catholic Church

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About the Book

The tragic death of 13-year-old Danny Croteau in 1972 faded from headlines and memories for 20 years until the Boston abuse scandal—a string of assaults taking place within the Catholic Church—exploded in the early 2000s. Despite numerous indications, including 40 claims of sexual misconduct with minors, pointing to him as Croteau’s killer, Reverend Richard R. Lavigne remains “innocent.”
Drawing on more than 10,000 pages of police and court findings and interviews with Danny’s friends and family, fellow abuse victims, and church officials, the author uncovers the truth—church complicity in the cover up and masking of priests involvement in a ring of abusive clergy—behind Croteau’s death and those who had a hand in it.

About the Author(s)

E.J. Fleming has been researching Hollywood for decades and has penned biographies of Carole Landis and Wallace Reid, among other books. He lives in the country in Connecticut.

Bibliographic Details

E.J. Fleming
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages:
Bibliographic Info: ca. 50 photos, notes, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7345-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3203-2
Imprint: Exposit Books