Priest Abuse Allegations

March 17, 2008

Attleboro, M.A. - (WPRI) -- Priest abuse allegations. Father Bento Fraga has been removed from ministry following an investigation of an allegation of improper sexual misconduct dating back to the late 1970s.

A formal an investigation was launched 2 months ago after someone came forward accusing the retired priest of sexual misconduct. For years Father Bento Fraga served as pastor of the Holy Ghost Church in Attleboro.

Barnstable County District Attorney is now investigating. The diocese won't say if the alleged victim is male or female. But they believe at this point, it was an isolated incident though Fraga had retired from his pastoral duties back in 2005 he was still assisting with mass and living at Saint Anthony's Parish in Taunton.


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