Vatican Dismisses Former Lowcountry Priest

Associated Press, carried in WCBD [South Carolina]
March 23, 2007

The Vatican has dismissed a Boston priest who pleaded guilty last year to sexually assaulting a boy while working at a Lowcountry church.

W- James Nyhan pleaded guilty last spring in Charleston, South Carolina, to charges of molesting two boys there 25 years ago.

The Boston archdiocese suspended Nyhan in 2002 after a Quincy man said Nyhan molested him repeatedly in the 1970s.

Church records show officials returned Nyhan to parish work after he denied a 1994 allegation made by a South Carolina boy who said Nyhan had abused him while serving the Diocese of Charleston.


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