FALL RIVER (MA)
1420 WBSM Radio
January 27, 2020
By Barry Richard
The list of Catholic priests with ties to our area who have been accused of sexual misconduct with minors continues to grow but at a snail’s pace. The Fall River Diocese is clearly making an effort to deal with the problem but must find a way to expedite the process more quickly.
In the last three weeks alone, three retired priests have been suspended by the Diocese due to allegations they sexually molested someone’s kids decades ago. WBSM News reports that Father Herbert T. Nichols, Father James F. Buckley, and Father Edward J. Byington have been suspended by the Diocese “in response to information gathered during an evaluation of priestly personnel files pending further investigation, as required under its policies.” Some of the allegations have been referred for criminal investigation.
Note: This is an Abuse Tracker excerpt. Click the title to view the full text of the original article. If the original article is no longer available, see our News Archive.