Allegation against Roslindale priest unsubstantiated

Boston Herald

By Associated Press
Monday, April 30, 2012

BOSTON — The Archdiocese of Boston has determined that allegations of child sexual abuse lodged against a Boston priest last year were unsubstantiated.

The church announced Monday that the Rev. John Mendicoa has been taken off administrative leave.

Mendicoa was placed on administrative leave last August after the archdiocese received an allegation of sexual abuse of a child dating to the 1980s. He has been assigned the status of senior priest, restricted.

Mendicoa was most recently a vicar at Sacred Heart Parish in the city’s Roslindale neighborhood.

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