Fr. Martin M. Boylan

Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Suspended 4/1/16 after an 18-year-old male reported sex abuse at age 8 by Boylan. The accuser said the incident occurred at St. Vincent’s Camp in Honesdale and that it included anal penetration. Boylan denied the allegation. Sent to St. John Vianney Center for treatment. State police investigated; closed case in 8/17 because the young man refused to testify. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On diocese’s list 8/19/18. Accused in 1993 of sexual harassment of a male Marywood College student. On leave 6/93-1/94, sent to Downington for treatment, then made Administrator of St. Rita’s in Gouldsboro. Per the Diocesan Review Board in 1996, Boylan often requested of Bishop Timlin that he be made a pastor, and that the Board repeatedly objected. Timlin appointed Boylan pastor of St. Rita’s in 1997, after which he was pastor of 7 other parishes.

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