Br. John Fowler

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Fowler’s name was turned over to authorities for investigation of possible abuse charges in 2002. A 7/04 news report noted that one man sued the Boston and Albany dioceses alleging abuse by Fowler when he attended Elm Bank Minor Seminary in MA and by an Albany priest as an adult. When he told another priest about the abuse, the priest tried to have the abusers punished. Instead, the priest bringing the complaints was punished by being transferred at least twice. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD Database.

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