Fr. Leo V. Dwyer

Ordained: 1932
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel files released in 2002 show allegations that Dwyer abused a youth 1967-68. Suit filed in 1993, claiming abuse by Dwyer and by Revs. John Dunn and Robert Barrett. Retired in 1979; died in 1989. Accused in a 2005 civil suit of abuse of a child at St. Mary’s in Hull 1964-70. Almost all claims in that suit involving multiple defendants have 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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