Ex-Priest Convicted of Child Rape Released From Prison

NBC Boston

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Shanley was a former priest who was convicted of raping a child in the 1980s

By Jeff Saperstone and Caitlin Fichtel

A former Massachusetts priest convicted of child rape has been released from prison after serving 12 years of his sentence as victims and sexual assault awareness advocates are set to protest his release.

Paul Shanley, 86, a former priest who counseled gay and troubled youths, was convicted of raping a boy at a Newton church in the 1980s and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Following Shanley’s released the Department of Corrections said, “Paul Shanley was released from the Old Colony Correctional Center in Bridgewater, MA. on July 28, 2017 upon expiration of sentence.”

According to the Sex Offender Registry Board, Shanley will be living in Ware, Massachusetts.

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