Fr. Francis Gerald Boyer
Diocese: Diocese of Lansing MI
in 9/03 a man accused Boyer of raping him in 1961 at age 12 when he was an altar boy and helped at weekday mass. Boyer allegedly asked the boy to stay and talk and then raped him. He told his parents who asked him to keep the matter quiet. Per the man, Boyer shot and killed himself in about 1973. Per the 1974 Official Catholic Directory, Boyer was retired when he died 7/18/73.
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