Fr. Joseph E. Birmingham

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused of abusing more than 50 boys and one girl, beginning in seminary. Archdiocese first learned of abuse in 1964 when he admitted abusing two boys. After transfer he reoffended and was transferred again. Sent for treatment in 1987 after he admitted abusing a boy same year. Died 4/19/1989. Paul Cultrera located other victims in 1995 and filed suit. Claim settled in 1996 for $50K. Hogan complaint filed 2002 by 53 victims; settled in 2003. Another lawsuit naming Birmingham and two others was settled for $475K in 12/08.


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