Fr. Edward F. Sherry
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA
Suit filed in 1/03 by a man alleging he was fondled and raped by Sherry from ages 13-16, beginning in about 1968. Sherry was allowed to remain as active priest until 8/03 when new Archbishop O’Malley placed him on leave. Claim settled in 2003. Sherry was allowed to return to active status at old parish in 6/05 after review board was unable to substantiate the claims. Died 3/8/11. See 8/11 Boston AD database.
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