Fr. Alphonse Boardway
In 2002 a man alleged publicly that he was raped by Boardway at age 16 in 1968. He said he told the Franciscans in 1985, and that they sent him $650. He contacted them again in 1988, with little response. In 1992 he contacted the Diocese of Lansing; there is no record of meeting. Boardway was sent by his order in the early 1990s to treatment. His accuser settled with the order in 1994 for $107.8K. Aso worked in TX, IN, IL, WI, NE. and NM. At least one other alleged victim. Boardway was murdered in 1997 while living in AZ. On the Lubbock diocese’s list 1/31/19; noted to have worked there 1987 until 1989, when he was removed from ministry. On Las Cruces diocese’s list 6/24/19, where he worked in 1989. On Lansing list 9/27/19.
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