Fr. Francis Gerald Boyer

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Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Died: 07/18/1973
Diocese: Diocese of Lansing MI

In 9/2003 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 to talk, 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 7/18/1973 at age 57.

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