Fr. Richard A. Buntel

Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in 1994 of abusing a boy 1979-85, beginning when the boy was age 14. Alleged to have given the boy cocaine and violent porn and abused him often, including oral sex. Buntel admitted drug use and claimed sex was 1984-85 only. Settled in 5/96 for $55K. Accused in 2002 of abusing a homeless male, age 21. Treated at Our Lady’s Hall in 1983 for drugs and personal problems. Drugs and boys date to 1971-78 assignment. Evaluated at St. Luke’s Institute in 1994 and 1997. Removed in 2002. Allegations found unsubstantiated. Status per archdiocese website 10/15 is “Found Unsubstantiated; Restricted; Senior Priest.”

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