Former priest accused of raping child appears in court


DORCHESTER, MA (WHDH) – A former priest appeared in court Wednesday on rape and assault charges.

Michael Walsh, 80, also served as an altar boy coordinator in Dorchester.

Walsh was accused of raping a child in the late 1980s and 1990s when he served at St. Brendan’s School.

The victim, now 38 years old, came forward and reported the abuse to law enforcement this past summer.

Prosecutors said the statute of limitations has not expired because Walsh has lived out of state for more than a decade, which puts the statute on hold.

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