Fr. Robert Ryer

Ordained: 1943
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Ryer died 4/30/67. He was one of 40 priests named in several lawsuits filed in 1/03 by 70 plaintiffs who alleged sexual abuse by the priests. A 2010 news report references three claims settled regarding abuse by Ryer 1958-60. Boston AD database in 8/11 reports no formal determination of guilt because canonical or criminal investigation was not complete at his death.

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