Paul Shanley, priest convicted of rape, moving to Ware


By Anthony Fay
Published: July 28, 2017

WARE, Mass. (WWLP-AP) – Released from state prison Friday morning, defrocked priest Paul Shanley is now moving to a new home in western Massachusetts.

According to the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board, the 86 year-old Shanley’s new address is an apartment on Pulaski Street in Ware. He is registered as a level three sex offender; the type considered most likely to re-offend.

Shanley was a “street priest” who ministered to alienated youth in the 1960s and ’70s. Decades later, dozens of men came forward and said Shanley had molested or raped them. He was defrocked by the Vatican and convicted of raping a boy at a Newton parish.

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