Norwell pastor accused of misconduct with children

The Patriot Ledger

By Patrick Ronan
The Patriot Ledger

Posted Oct 29, 2012


The pastor at a Catholic church in Norwell has taken a leave of absence following an allegation of inappropriate behavior with children.

The Rev. Thomas H. Maguire, the pastor at St. Helen’s Church on Route 53 in Norwell, voluntarily left the church after the accusation surfaced, the Archdiocese of Boston announced Sunday.

Norwell Police Chief Ted Ross said the alleged incident involving Maguire occurred within the past week.

“Norwell police and the (Plymouth County) district attorney’s office are aware of the allegation, and we’re looking into it at this time,” Ross said.

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