Fr. Timothy J. Leary

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Ordained: 1936
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Accused in a 1/05 civil suit of abusing plaintiff as a boy for five years, beginning when he was in 4th grade. Leary allegedly introduced the boy to Fr. Francis Lavelle, who also abused him. At various times, both priests promised to guarantee his admission and pay his tuition at Cathedral High School. Leary died in 1991 at age 81.Two claims settled in 2008.


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