Fr. Alphonse Boardway

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1967
Status: Settled

Died: 09/23/1997
Diocese: Diocese of Lansing MI

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 and was referred to a diocesan lawyer, who said the statute of limitations had expired so nothing could be done. The Order said there was no record of the man’s contact with the lawyer. Boardway was sent by his Order in the early 1990s to treatment. His accuser settled with the Order in 1994 for $107.8K. Boardway also worked in TX, IN, IL, WI, NE. and NM. There is at least one other alleged victim. Boardway was murdered in 1997 while living in AZ. Included on the Lubbock diocese’s list 1/31/2019; noted to have worked there 1987 until 1989, when he was removed from ministry. On the Las Cruces diocese’s list 6/24/2019, where he worked in 1989. On Lansing’s list 9/27/2019.

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