Fr. John E. McLaughlin

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Ordained: 1961
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Only active priest named in a 9/02 lawsuit with claims of abuse by 12 priests. One man said he went to McLaughlin for counseling in 6/01 and was groped. A second man later said the priest groped him at his son’s christening. Both settled in a 2003 massive settlement. Placed on leave in 5/04 when a recent allegations arose of sexual abuse of a minor about. 20 years before. Officially removed from his assignment per 4/01/05 statement. The tribunal found allegations unsubstantiated in 8/12. Placed on senior priest status with restrictions.

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