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Paul Shanley,

defrocked priest, was convicted in February by a Massachusetts jury on two counts of child rape and two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child. A judge sentenced him to 12 to 15 years in prison. The accuser said that beginning when he was 6 years old, Shanley would take him out of CCD class and rape him in the church, which is near Boston. Documents released earlier by the Boston archdiocese revealed that Shanley was a member of the North American Man-Boy Love Association and that archdiocese officials repeatedly transferred him from parish to parish, despite knowing that he was a child molester.


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