FACT SHEET: Five “under the radar” who abused elsewhere but spent time in RI
--Fr. Joseph Rocha OP, ordained: 1966
He appears on the most recent list of "new" priests added to Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian's website. Rocha worked quite a few years in the Providence diocese and even held a diocesan post (on the diocesan tribunal). There's been no publicity about him since 2001 when a small article mentioned he had been arrested, but it didn't mention that he was a priest.
He worked in Providence and Warwick. His assignment history:
His status as an accused cleric was first made public by Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian in March 2016: