Fr. Robert V. Gale

Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

News reports in 2002 cite numerous complaints about Gale’s abuse of young boys in 1979, 1981, 1983 and 1987. Removed from ministry in 1991 but allowed to reside at a parish. Accusations of abuse from that parish in 1994, 1995 and 1996 lawsuits. Arrested in 2002 on charges of raping an altar boy 1980-1984. Pleaded guilty in 2004. Sentenced to 4-5 years in prison and probation. Voluntarily laicized in 2006. Named in the 2003 NH Attorney General’s report. Released from treatment in 3/2009. On Sex Offender Registry as of 5/15/2011. On the Boston archdiocese’s list of accused 8/25/2011.

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