Fr. John K. Connell
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA
Accused in a 2002 lawsuit of abusing a 12-year-old boy during a trip to FL in 1975 or 1976 and in Plymouth, MA. Removed as St. John’s Prep school chaplain by the Archdiocese 1994 or ’95 after church officials received a complaint against him. More allegations in 1997. The suit settled for $45K in 6/98. Another accusation, of abuse in 1982. Connell received treatment and was reassigned in 1984. Retired in 11/01. Voluntary laicization announced in 6/05. Died in 2007. Per Boston AD database in 8/11, case concluded canonically.
- Another Boston Assignment Record
- Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
- Boston Herald 03.29.02
- Boston Globe 12.21.02
- Boston Herald 12.21.02
- Boston Globe 06.10.05
- Lynn Daily Item 06.10.05
- Lowell Sun 06.10.05
- National Catholic Register 08.25.11
- Salem News 08.26.11
- The Patch 09.01.11
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