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Church allowed abuse by priest for years Aware of Geoghan record, archdiocese still shuttled him from parish to parish


Jan. 6, 2002 | Part 1 of 2

Church allowed abuse by priest for years

Aware of Geoghan record, archdiocese still shuttled him from parish to parish

Former priest John J. Geoghan leaving his family home in Scituate in November.

Jim Davis / Globe Staff

Former priest John J. Geoghan leaving his family home in Scituate in November.

This article was prepared by the Globe Spotlight Team: reporters Matt Carroll, Sacha Pfeiffer, and Michael Rezendes; and editor Walter V. Robinson. It was written by Rezendes.

Since the mid-1990s, more than 130 people have come forward with horrific childhood tales about how former priest John J. Geoghan allegedly fondled or raped them during a three-decade spree through a half-dozen Greater Boston parishes.

Almost always, his victims were grammar school boys. One was just 4 years old….

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