Fr. William L. Butler

Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in 8/02 of molesting a 13-year-old boy in 1966 while in Canada during a trip to Butler’s family property. Suspended by Cardinal Law. Butler denied the allegations, saying he never took trip with the boy. Believed to be living near Revere MA as of 10/08. Still on administrative leave as of 10/15; canonical proceedings still in process per Boston AD database. Died 12/17/17.


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