April 21, 2006

Former Foxboro priest indicted

Country Gazette

By Heather McCarron/ Staff Writer
Friday, April 21, 2006 - Updated: 08:49 AM EST

FOXBORO - A former Foxboro priest is facing charges of rape and indecent assault and battery stemming from incidents that allegedly took place in the late 1960s, according to the Norfolk County District Attorney’s office.

Gerard McMahon, 70, was indicted last Thursday by a Norfolk County grand jury on one count of rape of a child and one count of indecent assault and battery on a child, the DA’s office said. The crimes are alleged to have taken place between 1967 and 1970, when McMahon was assigned to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Foxboro.

According to the DA’s office, McMahon, of Pensacola, Fla., knew the female victim through his duties in the Foxboro parish.

David Traub, a spokesman for the district attorney’s office, said the allegations were put forth last year. An investigation followed that led up to last week’s indictment.

Posted by kshaw at April 21, 2006 08:58 AM