Former priest accused of sexual abuse now church organist

Channel 3 News/September 14, 2004

Arlington, Vt. -- A former priest who resigned last year amid sexual abuse allegations is now an organist at two southern Vermont churches.

The Bennington Banner reports that the Reverend George Paulin now plays the organ at Saint Margaret Mary's in Arlington and at the United Methodist Church in Shaftsbury.

Paulin is the former pastor in Ludlow.

Paulin was accused by 34-year-old Paul Babeu of sexually abusing him during an overnight trip to the Northeast Kingdom when Babeu was a teenager in the 1980s.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington paid Babeu an unspecified sum in return for dropping his court case in October 2003.

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