Fr. Michael C. Bolesta

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Ordained: 1989
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of abuse of at least 11 male teenagers ages 16-17 in 1990-1991. Evaluated at St. Luke’s treatment center. Reassigned. Died in 1/04. Name included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) regarding priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor with no conclusive evidence. Archdiocese later said allegations were credible.

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