Fr. Patrick J. Tague

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Died: 01/27/2013
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

In 1979 Tague received a three-year suspended sentence and three years probation for embezzling $30K in 1976 from a halfway house for juvenile delinquents he headed. Accused in 2002 of sexually abusing a boy in 1971 at the Department of Youth Services facility. Sued in 2002 in a multi-plaintiff suit. Involuntary laicization announced in 3/06. Accused in a lawsuit settled in 11/21 in the high five figures of sexually abusing a boy, age 7, in 1965 at St. Benedict’s in Somerville. Tague died in 2013.


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