Mass. Priest Has Been Facing Sexual Abuse Allegations for over a Decade

By Radio Boston
September 10, 2012

The Rev. James Foley has been in limbo for more than a decade as the Catholic church’s internal process for dealing with accusations of sex abuse has yet to resolve whether he can remain a priest or not.

Foley was first accused of abuse in 1999, and a second alleged victim made his claim just last year, saying that he was abused when he was 12 or 13 through his graduation from Harvard University.

Both of the alleged victims received a civil settlement from the Archdiocese of Boston.

In the meantime, Foley has become a practicing lawyer, running a small office in Lowell while still getting his church salary and benefits.

One of Foley’s alleged victims spoke publicly for the first time today, and WBUR’s Monica Brady-








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