Summary: former Roman Catholic priest in the Boston archdiocese who was a central figure in the Catholic church's sex abuse scandal, who had been accused of molesting 130 children during his 30-year career in six parishes, who was shuttled by the Boston Archdiocese from parish to parish despite warnings about his behavior, who was defrocked in 1998, convicted of child molestation in 2002 and sentenced to 9 years in prison.
Cause of Death: Homicide by strangulation
Born: June 4, 1935
Died: August 23, 2003
Location: Shirley, Massachusetts