Priest Convicted of Raping Teenager

Boston Globe [Massachusetts]
June 28, 2006

A Catholic priest was convicted yesterday of sexually assaulting a child in the 1980 s and will be sentenced July 27, authorities said. The Rev. Paul William Hurley , 62 , of Sandwich, was found guilty of raping a 15-year-old boy in the rectory of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Cambridge in 1987 and 1988, said Middlesex District Attorney Martha Coakley's office. Coakley told reporters after Hurley's 2002 arraignment that he had paid the boy $80 to $100 for sex, knowing the boy would use the money to buy drugs. Hurley, who is on administrave leave and is no longer assigned to a parish, began serving a provisional three-year sentence yesterday at MCI-Cedar Junction and faces a maximum sentence of life in jail.


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