Deacon Joseph I. Crowley, Jr.
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA
Ordained as permanent deacon in 1980; assigned to St Anne’s in Readville 1980-1992. Also worked as a chaplain at Franciscan Children’s Hospital in Brighton (1989-1994) and Children’s Hospital in Boston (1994-1998). Arrested 8/26/98. Pleaded guilty in 2/99 to six counts of rape and seven counts of indecent assault and battery on a child younger than 14. His victims were two family members. Sentenced to three successive 2 1/2-year terms and 10 years probation. Voluntarily laicized per 3/18/06 article and Archdiocese of Boston list released 8/25/11.
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