Fr. James F. Power

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in 1992 of sexually molesting 13-year-old boy on camping trip to ME in 1980s. Accuser received $35K settlement in 1996. Unsigned, undated note in Power’s personnel file says “100% positive other kids.” Worked as parochial vicar at St. James the Great in Wellesley until removed 2002 after second claim. Personnel file released 12/02. In 1/09 Boston announced two charges unsubstantiated. Granted “retired” status but restricted privileges. See Boston AD 8/11 database. Died 8/14/15.


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