Fr. Sydney H. Bayers

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Ordained: 1937
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

In 1994, three sisters complained of inappropriate behavior and abuse by Bayers in the 1970s when they were young. In 1996 a man accused Bayers of masturbating and striking him repeatedly for years, beginning in about 1960 when boy was 11. The boy’s father died then and Bayers “practically lived” at his home and went drinking with his mother. Died in 3/79. No formal determination of guilt because he died prior to a canonical investigation.


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