Fr. Edward Michael Kennedy

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Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Placed on leave in 1991 and sent for treatment after accusations of abuse of young boys. Paid $20K in 1994 to settle sexual abuse charge. All rights removed in 2002. Named in at least three suits filed in 2003 and 2004. One plaintiff was included in a 2004 settlement with the Diocese. Laicization announced 12/01/06. One claim settled as part of a $4.5M settlement in 11/08. Reportedly died 11/2/18. Included on the diocese’s list of credibly accused.


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