Fr. Edward F. Ward

Ordained: 1928
Status: Sued

Died: 02/18/1997
Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

Monsignor. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 12/22 of sexually abusing a 9-year-old altar boy at St. John’s in Bangor in 1966. Ward died in 1997, age 96. Ward’s accuser claims the abuse happened multiple times, and that the school principal, who was a nun, walked in on them on one occasion. The man said he told the principal about the abuse a few days later and she slapped him on the hands and chastised him for lying.

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