Fr. Edward J. Byington

Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Retired in 2006. Suspended in 1/20 due to an allegation of abuse of a boy, about age 16, in around 1971. His accuser said he met Byington through a weekend retreat for Christian teenagers and that the abuse occurred after the priest offered him a ride home. Byington denied the allegation. Included on the diocese’s list of accused 1/7/21, under “cases in process.”

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