Lawyer: Accused Lynn Priest Won't Be Charged
September 16, 2013
An attorney for a Lynn priest says prosecutors won't file charges against the clergyman, who was accused a year ago of sexually abusing a child.
The Boston Globe reported that a spokeswoman for the Essex district attorney confirmed no charges have been filed against the Rev. James Gaudreau. She wouldn't comment further, including on whether the investigation was complete.
Gaudreau was accused last September of abusing a child in 2006. He's been on leave since.
A spokesman for the Boston Archdiocese said the investigation isn't complete and Gaudreau will remain on leave and barred from public ministry until it is.
In a statement, the 70-year-old Gaudreau said he was always confident he'd be exonerated because he knew he'd done nothing wrong. He also thanked God for "this day of deliverance."