Fr. Gerard P. Walsh

Ordained: 1974
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

In 3/2002 a man gave the Worcester County D.A. a written confession from Walsh regarding his abuse, which began in the late 1970s. Walsh had been serving as chaplain with the MA state police. Walsh admitted the abuse and was removed from police and parish duties in 3/2002. Resigned in 2003. The Diocese had known of the abuse since 1998 when Walsh’s victim reported it in a letter. Walsh denied it at that time. In 2012 Attorney Mitchell Garabedian announced that he had settled a lawsuit(s) alleging abuse by Walsh.

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