Fr. Paul P. Rynne

Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel file released in 2003 shows allegations that Rynne engaged in inappropriate behavior with a 17-year-old in 1986; received therapy and was reassigned. Admitted in 1994 that he abused and/or raped a boy in the 1960s.Two other claimants came forward. One filed suit in 1/03. Rynne had a collection of nude photos of boys. Placed on leave after 1994 allegation; retired in 1996. Died in 2001. Criminal or canonical proceedings not complete at death per 8/11 Boston AD database. New allegations in 5/17 by a man of abuse as a boy by Rynne at St. Patrick’s in Lawrence.


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