Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States
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Paul R. 1960 P Convicted Diocesan Involuntarily laicized in 2004. Convicted in 2005 of sexually abusing a young boy in the 1980s. Dozens of complaints; many settlements. Abuse included oral and anal rape. Reportedly abused boys, girls and adults. First complaint in 1961 from parents of a 12-year-old boy. Earliest complaint in file in 1967 from priest alleging Shanley abused a 16-year-old boy. Shanley denied abuse and was assigned to parish work, special ministries, and parish work again until 1989. Transferred to NY and San Bernardino CA, where he was accused of abusing a 17-year-old boy. Sentenced in 2005 to 12-15 years in prison. Released 7/28/17 on probation; ordered no have no contact with children under age 16. Not required to wear a GPS bracelet. Ordered to register as level 3 sex offender. Moved to a Ware MA apartment. On San Bernardino diocese's list 10/9/18. Died 10/28/20, age 89. Boston, MA Source:
Affidavits; Personnel File; Boston Globe 01.31.02; Boston Globe 04.09.02; NY Times 05.19.02; Vanity Fair 07.31.02; AP 02.08.05; Boston Globe 05.28.08; Boston Globe 05.28.08; Daily News Tribune 05.29.08; Daily News Tribune 05.29.08; Patriot Ledger 10.20.08; Boston Globe (AP) 11.26.08; WBZ 11.27.08; TheBostonChannel 01.26.09; Boston Globe 01.27.09; WBUR 01.27.09; Daily Advance (AP) 09.09.09; Boston Globe 01.15.10; Documents Released by San Diego Diocese 10.25.10; Providence Journal 01.10.16; PhillyVoice 09.20.16; Boston Archdiocese Statement 02.10.17; Boston Globe 04.17.17; The Wrap 04.17.17; Boston Globe 04.18.17; WSIU 04.19.17; CBS Boston 07.25.17; Fox 25, 07.25.17; MassLive 07.25.17; NBC Boston 07.25.17; Reuters 07.25.17; WBUR 07.25.17; WCVB 07.25.17; WCVB 07.25.17; Boston Globe 07.26.17; Boston Globe 07.26.17; Boston Herald 07.26.17; CBS Boston 07.26.17; Eagle Tribune 07.26.17; NBC Los Angeles 07.26.17; NBC New York 07.26.17; New York Times 07.26.17; Patriot Ledger 07.26.17; Patriot Ledger 07.26.17; San Antonio Express-News 07.26.17; Boston Herald 07.27.17; CBS Boston 07.27.17; People 07.27.17; WBUR 07.27.17; WCVB 07.27.17; ABC News 07.28.17; ABC News 07.28.17; Associated Press 07.28.17; Assoicated Press 07.28.17; Boston Globe 07.28.17; Boston Globe 07.28.17; Boston Herald 07.28.17; Boston Herald 07.28.17; Boston Herald 07.28.17; CBS Boston 07.28.17; CBS Boston-Nightside 07.28.17; Daily Mail (UK) 07.28.17; MassLive 07.28.17; NBC Bay Area 07.28.17; NBC Boston 07.28.17; NRP 07.28.17; Turn to 10 07.28.17; WBUR 07.28.17; WWLP 07.28.17; Boston Herald 07.29.17; Boston Herald 07.29.17; Boston Herald 07.29.17; Boston Herald 07.29.17; CBS Boston 07.29.17; Washington Post 07.29.17; WWLP 07.29.17; WRAL 08.03.17; The Patch 08.04.17; Boston Globe 08.05.17; National Catholic Reporter 08.08.17; Archdiocese of San Bernardino list 10.09.18; Archdiocese of Boston 11.06.20; Associated Press 11.06.20; Boston Globe 11.06.20; WFTX 11.06.20; Republican via MassLive 11.07.20; The Sun 11.09.20
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