Br. Edward Anthony Holmes

Order: SSCC
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Residential counselor at Nazareth Child Care Center in Jamaica Plain run by the archdiocese. Left order in 2002. Arrested in 2005 for abuse and photographing of 2 boys at the home in the 1970s and ’80s. “Housemates” found photos in 1989. Both made complaints in 2003. Sentenced in 12/06 to 5 years 1 day in prison. Pled guilty in 2008 to raping
a third boy; 2 more years on sentence. At least 4 claims included in 2003 global settlement with the archdiocese. One pending as of 5/10. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Reportedly died in 2011. Lawsuit filed in 7/17 by a man claiming abuse by Holmes as a boy, ages 8-11, in the 1970s at Nazareth and on camping trips in NH. Plaintiff said he told his mom, who told a nun in charge of his cottage at Nazareth, and that the nun’s response was to punish him.

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