Fr. Allan E. Roche
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA
Roche’s niece told archdiocese officials in 1992 that he had abused her in the 1950s when she was ages 5 -12. He denied the allegations and the church took no action. Per personnel records released in 2/03, church officials knew in 1992 about prior sexual misconduct, including 4-5 relationships with women in MA and NC. Before his 1997 death, Roche admitted to abuse of his niece and reached a financial settlement with her. Criminal or canonical proceedings not complete when he died per 8/11 Boston AD database.
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