Ex-Priest Facing Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

My Fox Boston
January 10, 2011

UPTON (FOX 25 / - A former priest at the Holy Angels Church in Upton is facing a lawsuit after he allegedly assaulted and abused a boy between 1979 and 1982, according to the Milford Daily News .

The boy, now in his late 30s, filed a complaint in Worcester Superior Court last week against Ronald Provost and the Diocese of Worcester.

The complaint alleges that Provost sexually assaulted and abused the man in Provost's van in Worcester between 1979 and 1982, when the victim was 8 to 11 years old.

Provost was assigned to Holy Angels from 1986 to 1988, according to, a Massachusetts nonprofit organization that maintains a website containing a collection of public documents on abuse cases in the Catholic church.

Provost was convicted in Worcester Superior Court in 1993 of soliciting a child to pose in a state of sexual nudity, said Carmen L. Durso, a Boston lawyer representing the Worcester County victim.

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