Fr. Edmund P. Charest

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in a suit filed 1/03 of repeatedly molesting a 15-year-old boy in about 1971. Allowed to continue working by Bishop Lennon but placed on indefinite leave by Archbishop O’Malley, as announced 8/23/03. Reportedly sued by two additional men alleging Charest molested and raped them as boys. Charest was living in Boston’s Back Bay area near an elementary school as of 5/08. “Dismissed” in 2015.

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