Fr. Benjamin J. McMahon, Jr.
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA
Arrested in 1985 for a sex act with a man. The archdiocese and court kept the arrest quiet. Took leave from the priesthood in 1986. In 1991 a family complained to the church that McMahon had abused three of their sons in the late1970s – early 1980s, while assigned to Immaculate Conception in Marlboro. He was a family friend who often went on vacations with them and slept in the same room as the boys. No criminal charges because of SOL. Voluntary laicization in 2010, announced 6/13/11. Per the Boston AD database in 8/11, case concluded canonically.
- Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
- Boston Herald 12.18.02
- Boston Globe 12.18.02
- Milford Daily News 12.22.02
- The Day 01.30.03
- Statement by Archdiocese of Boston 06.13.11
- Metrowest Daily News 06.13.11
- Brockton Enterprise 06.14.11
- Boston Globe 06.14.11
- National Catholic Register 08.25.11
- The Patch 09.02.11
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