Fr. John Kevin Connell

Ordained: 1965
Status: Settled

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 1995 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. Named in a lawsuit settled in 11/21 in the high five figures. The suit also named Rev. Brian Gallagher.

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