Fr. Frederick L. Barr

Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Placed on leave in 8/09 from St. Patrick’s in Watertown after recent allegation that he sexually abused a minor in the late 1980s. He was parochial vicar at St. Luke’s in Belmont 1985-90, when the abuse was alleged to have occurred. Still on administrative leave as of 8/15 and canonical proceedings in process per Boston AD database. Allegations found unsubstantiated, per the archdiocesan list as of 1/20. Ministry restricted.

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