Catholic Priest Accused of Sexually Abusing Child in Wayne County

By Bill Michlowski
April 3, 2016

[with video]

SCRANTON -- A Catholic priest is off the job after church officials say allegations arose that he sexually abused a child in Wayne County.

The district attorney says the accusations against Father Martin Boylan are under investigation after the Diocese of Scranton made prosecutors aware of the allegations.

The Diocese suspended Boylan after learning of the allegations Friday from the alleged victim, who is now an adult.

Boylan was pastor of St. Patrick's Parish in Scranton, but served at several parishes in Wayne County over the years.

Any suspicions of child abuse can be reported to Pennsylvania ChildLine at 1-800-932-0313 as well as to police.

The Diocese of Scranton offers services to anyone who has been sexually abused by a member of the clergy or anyone else. The Diocese says to contact Joseph DeVizia, Victim’s Assistance Coordinator, at 570-862-7551; or Monsignor Thomas M. Muldowney, Vicar General of the Diocese of Scranton at 570-207-2269.


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