Fr. John H. Flynn, Jr.
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA
Accused in a 1/03 civil suit of fondling a 6-year-old girl in 1978. Flynn denied the accusation. Settled by arbitration with the archdiocese in 2003. Reinstated in 10/05 by archdiocese, which stated that the allegation could not be substantiated. See 8/11 Boston AD database. Died 1/30/11.
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