Fr. John J. Geoghan

Ordained: 1962
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Involuntarily laicized in 1998. Accused in over 87 lawsuits of raping and molesting at least 150 children. Convicted in 1/02 of fondling a 10-year-old boy. Sentenced to 9-10 years in prison. Murdered in prison in 8/03 by another inmate. Conviction then removed by court, citing pending appeal at time of death. In 2002 the Archdiocese paid $10M to settle claims brought by 86 accusers; another two dozen civil suits were still pending.


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