Fr. Edward M. Keohan
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA
Spent five years as a missionary, mostly in Peru. One of 16 priests named for the first time in lawsuits filed in 1/03 by 70 plaintiffs. Accused of fondling a teenage boy at St. Rose of Lima in Chelsea MA. Archdiocese did not place him on leave until 8/03 because it said the lawsuit did not contain enough information to justify removal. Accuser received a six-figure settlement; Keohan was exonerated by the review board and returned to active status in 3/05. Per the 8/11 Boston AD database, he was retired with no restrictions. Died 9/12/15.
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