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A Roman Catholic priest from Massachusetts accused of sexually assaulting a child more than a decade ago has been indicted by a grand jury on forcible child rape and indecent assault and battery charges. Authorities said Tuesday that Monsignor Francis Strahan assaulted an altar boy on two occasions from 2004 until 2008 when the boy was between the ages of 11 and 13. Strahan was the pastor of St. Bridget Parish in Framingham at the time. Strahan’s attorney said his client denies the allegations. The Archdiocese of Boston cooperated with the investigation and has placed Strahan on leave.
This week, a court ruling marked a victory for the rights and protections of the free press. Hampden County Superior Court Justice Karen L. Go…
For now, the judge is protecting The Eagle's confidential sources. But she left the door open for more legal battles as the case moves to trial.
A Hampden County judge will issue a decision soon about whether an Eagle journalist will have to turn over notes and communications that could reveal the identity of a source promised confidentiality.
A year ago, Sheri Biasin of Cheshire was still waiting for the Catholic priest who molested her to be listed as “credibly accused” by the Springfield Diocese. Is 20 years since she reported her abuse. And the diocese now accepts that her account is genuine.
A priest who served the Diocese of Springfield from 1971 until his death in 1989 was added Monday to the list of those credibly accused of sexual abuse.
SPRINGFIELD — A 69-year-old plaintiff shouldn’t be kept waiting.
A former parishioner of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Pittsfield comes forward to explain the Rev. Daniel L. Gill's abrupt departure in the late 1970s, offering a rare inside account of how members of a Catholic parish reacted to a report of clergy sexual abuse decades before the issue blew up around the world.
EAGLE INVESTIGATIONS: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield admits it failed Sheri A. Biasin, after she came forward to report clergy abuse. And not only once.
Sheri A. Biasin, of Cheshire, speaks here about the culture surrounding clergy abuse in the 1960s and 1970s, her efforts to confront the abuse…