Fr. Robert A. Ward

Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Archdiocese knew in 1995 that Ward used cocaine and had been treated for drug abuse. Computer technician found child porn on his computer in 6/99. Evaluated and placed on leave; reassigned to the archdiocese development office in 1/01. In 2/02 a man alleged abuse when an altar boy in the mid-1970s; Ward was suspended. Voluntary laicization in 2004 announced in 2005. Living in Pembroke, MA as of 10/08. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.

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