Fr. Robert J. Knapp
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA
Personnel file released in 1/04. It revealed “a father-son” relationship with a child, sexual misconduct with three women and “hundreds of incidents” with a victim between 1979 and 1984. He was first accused of child sexual abuse in 1985. Left the archdiocese without permission in 1988. Voluntary laicization in 2010 announced 6/13/11. Living in Maine at the time. Boston archdiocese list in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.
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