Fr. Clarence R. Boucher
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA
A woman gave public testimony in 2/07 that Boucher had touched her inappropriately when she was 13. Incidents were said to have occurred at St. Jean the Baptiste in Lynn. His behavioral habits with young girls were allegedly well-known within the parish. He retired in 1982 and died in 2001. Boston AD database 8/11 reported no formal determination of guilt because he died prior to a canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.
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