Fr. Robert E. Kelley

Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Convicted in 1990 and 2003. Admitted abusing 50-100 girls 1976-83. Sentenced to two separate prison terms (1990-1996 and 2003-2008) for different abuses. Registered sex offender. Several civil suits. First civil suit filed in 1993. In 1997 one plaintiff was awarded $527K from Kelley. Ceased to be active priest in 1986. Two lawsuits settled in 2006. Laicized in 6/15, after which diocesan support was discontinued. In 2015 he was reportedly living in a homeless shelter in Boston.


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