Fr. Charles F. Dewey

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Ordained: 1939
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused by male in a 2005 civil suit of abuse at St. Mary’s, Dedham between 1971-1975. Dewey retired in 1987 and died in 1996. The suit involved multiple plaintiffs and named multiple priests as defendants. Attorney Durso said that almost all claims associated with the case were settled. The 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.


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