Fr. Robert A. Ward

Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

The Archdiocese knew in 1995 that Ward used cocaine and had been treated for drug abuse. A computer technician found child pornography on Ward’s computer in 6/2099. Evaluated and placed on leave; reassigned to the archdiocese development office in 1/2001. In 2/2002 a man alleged abuse as an altar boy in the mid-1970s; Ward was suspended. Voluntary laicization in 2004 announced in 2005. Living in Pembroke, MA as of 10/2008. Boston archdiocese’s list in 8/2011 notes that the case concluded canonically.

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