Haitian,born priest. Ordained 1992 in the Diocese of Les Cayes, Haiti. Convicted 1995 for raping a 13-year-old parishioner in New Jersey. Sentenced to three years probation.
According to one news report, when he was arrested in 1994 after a three month stay in the States he had ministered in Brooklyn, Los Angeles and Canada.
It is unknown exactly when he arrived in Canada to serve as priest. It look as as though it may have been after his three year probation was served back in Haiti under the watchful eye of his bishop? It also seems that he was gone from Canada in 2004 after teh Dallas Morning ?
08 June 1995: Probation for priest
30 November 1994: Not guilty pleas entered by priest
30 November 1994: Haitian priest denies molesting teenager
28 November 1994: Priests sex charges shock Haitian enclave
2011, 2010: not listed in CCCD index
2004: removed from Archdiocese of Montreal after archdiocese was contacted by the Dallas Morning News. A spokesman for the archdiocese apparently told the newspaper that Bishop of Cayes failed to tell the archdiocese about Father Éliscard’s conviction (M)
2003: according to La Press article (scroll down) was hired as a hospital chaplain in Archdiocese of Montreal
2002: address for Saint Alexandre Roman Catholic Church, St. Alexandre-d-Iberville, Quebec – he was probably assisting at the time. The church is in the Diocese of Saint Hyacinthe, Quebec (Pastor Father Claude Boudreau) (CCCD)
?: somewhere prior to 2002 was assistant to Pastor Father Gérald Ouellette at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Granby, Quebec (Father Eliscard St Patricks in Granville Quebec)
1999, 1998, 1997: not listed in CCCD index
June 1995: Sentenced to three years probation (M)
30 November 1994: “Not Guilty” plea (M)
November 1994: arrested at Kennedy International Airport trying to flee the country – had been serving as a visiting priest with Trenton, NJ Haitian community (M)
1992: ORDAINED Diocese of Les Cayes, Haiti. (M)
Pedophile priests: The escape
One obtained a prestigious position in Rome, the other failed in an orphanage in Malta. Here is the disconcerting journey of six churchmen accused of pedophile crimes.
21 March 2017
Isabelle Hachey La Presse
[Unofficial translation – original French text follows]
Jean-Level Éliscard (Montreal)
When the Archdiocese of Montreal hired Jean-Level Éliscard as a hospital chaplain in 2003, it apparently did not know that the priest of Haitian origin had been found guilty eight years earlier of raping a 13-year-old parishioner in New Jersey. The father of the victim had caught the priest lying on his tearful daughter, her dress raised up on her thighs. While a criminal investigation was underway, Jean-Level Éliscard had tried to flee to Haiti, but had been arrested at the last moment at the New York airport. The Archdiocese of Montreal relieved the priest in 2004, after having been contacted by the Dallas Morning News. A spokesman for the archdiocese told the newspaper that Jean-Level Éliscard had been recommended by the Bishop of Cayes, who had failed to reveal the criminal past of the priest to his Montreal colleagues.
21 March 2017