Pedophile priest Paul Shanley being released from prison

July 27, 2017

[with video]


Convicted pedophile priest Paul Shanley is scheduled to be released from a Massachusetts prison early Friday morning after spending 12 years in prison.

Shanley is scheduled to be freed from the Old Colony Correctional Center in Bridgewater sometime Friday morning.

On Thursday, we got a glimpse of what the former priest looks like after spending 12 years in prison.

The new picture of Shanley was posted on the state's Sex Offender Registry Board website.

It shows a balding and now bearded Shanley and lists the 86-year-old as a high-risk Level 3 sex offender who's incarcerated, but that status is about to change.

Shanley's release Friday is triggering outrage from priest sex abuse victims who say Shanley is still a danger to the public.

Shanley was convicted in 2005 of rape and abuse of a child and has been in prison ever since.

But lawyers for priest sex abuse victims say he abused dozens of children and remains a risk.

It's not clear where Shanley will be living once he leaves prison.

But priest sex abuse victims and their advocates aren't going away quietly.

They're planning a protest outside the prison in the morning and calling on people to call police if they spot Shanley in their community.


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