Fr. Leonard Thomas Walsh
Died 10/15/54. In 4/12, attorney Mitchell Garabedian announced the recent settlement of at least one claim regarding Walsh. Walsh was accused of sexually abusing a 9-year-old MA boy in 1953. He also worked in NY, NJ, DC and CT. Name included in 10/21 on the Holy Name Province Franciscans’ list of those against whom there are substantiated allegations.
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