Fr. John J. Dewire

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Ordained: 1946
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Dewire was named for the first time in a lawsuit filed in 2003. He was one of 40 priests named by multiple victims. Accused of raping a 10-year old boy in 1967. Dewire died in 1994. Attorney for the plaintiff announced in 2011 that all claims had been 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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