Accused Mass. Priest Placed on Leave

February 22, 2009

Plymouth Pastor Allegedly Assaulted Minor

BOSTON -- The pastor of a Catholic church in Plymouth was placed on administrative leave Sunday following accusations that he sexually abused a child several decades ago.

According to a statement from the Archdiocese of Boston, the Rev. Kenneth A. LeBlanc, pastor of St. Peter’s Church, is accused of abusing a minor about 30 years ago. LeBlanc will remain on administrative leave pending an investigation by church authorities.

Cardinal Sean O’Malley said in the statement that he was saddened by the new allegations, and said that he is concerned “for all persons impacted by sexual abuse.”


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