NORWELL, Mass. —
The pastor at a Catholic church in Norwell has taken a leave of absence following an allegation of inappropriate behavior with children.
According to the Patriot Ledger, the Rev. Thomas H. Maguire, the pastor at St. Helen’s Church on Route 53, 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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