Fr. John Boland

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Charged

Diocese: Diocese of Gallup NM

Accused of sexually abusing 14-year-old boy 2/83 in Winslow AZ. Arrested; charged with 4 misdemeanors/1 felony. Plea agreement 6/93; 3 misdemeanors dropped. Sentenced 9/83 to probation on misdemeanor; felony dropped. Boy and family never testified and were never informed of results except that charges were being dismissed and Boland would be transferred. Name given to diocese in 2005 but information “discovered” in 2009 file review. Removed 2/09. Returned to Ireland in 2010. Settlements pending.


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