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Ex-Priest in Boston Sex Abuse Scandal Released from Prison

posted on July 31, 2017

The Associated Press’s Mark Pratt and Denise Lavoie report, “A defrocked priest at the center of Boston’s Roman Catholic clergy sex abuse scandal was released from prison on Friday and settled into an apartment across the street from a children’s dance studio.” Eighty-six-year-old Paul Shanley, who was convicted of raping a boy in the 1980s and allegedly molested or raped dozens of other boys, finished a 12-year sentence and moved to the town of Ware, Massachusetts. Pratt and Lavoie write, “A lawyer who represented Shanley in his criminal appeal said he’s confident Shanley will not harm anyone. But attorney Robert Shaw Jr. said he understands the reaction from those who opposed Shanley’s release from prison.”

Read at The Associated Press