April 12, 2006

Priest reinstated by archdiocese

Salem News

BOSTON (AP) A priest accused of sexually abusing a child at a school for the deaf in the 1970s has been reinstated after an investigation found the claims to be unsubstantiated, the Boston Archdiocese said yesterday.

The Rev. Charles J. Murphy was placed on administrative leave in August 2004 after he was accused in a lawsuit of fondling a 12-year-old female student at the school and, two years later, walking into her dormitory room while she was undressing.

The archdiocese said that after investigating the claim, its review board found it to be unfounded.

Posted by kshaw at April 12, 2006 08:27 AM