Plymouth Priest Placed on Leave

The Enterprise
February 12, 2012

PLYMOUTH The Archdiocese of Boston has placed the pastor of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Parish on administrative leave after an allegation of sexual abuse of a child.

In a statement, the Archdiocese said the allegation against Rev. James E. Braley concerns conduct alleged to have occurred in the early 1980's.

"The Archdiocese immediately notified law enforcement of the allegation and has initiated a preliminary investigation into the complaint," the statement read. "Fr. Braley will remain on administrative leave pending the outcome of the preliminary investigation."

The Archdiocese said the decision to place Rev. Braley on leave does not represent a determination of his innocence or guilt.


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