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Trail of Abuse

Priest
Archdiocese of Boston

Chaplain
Matignon High School

Chaplain
Bishop Fenwick High School

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Church of the Nativity on Folly Road

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TRAIL of ABUSE

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Rev. W. James Nyhan

The Reverend W. James Nyhan had a nearly unblemished record for 20 years.He started at St. Angela's Parish in Mattapan.He then moved to St. Ambrose in Dorchester and in 1975, was appointed the Juvenile Court chaplain in Dorchester District Court.In 1979, Nyhan's request for a year's leave of absence to serve in Charleston, S.C. diocese was approved.There, his first allegation was made, although the alleged victim did not charge him until 1994.In a handwritten note to the Charleston dicocese, the victim stated he was molested during "horseplay," but later admitted to overstating the allegations.
In the 1990s, Nyhan had several North Shore appointments, including one as Matignon High School's chaplain.In April, 2002, a man wrote to the Boston archdiocese that Nyhan made passes but no sexual attempts on him in 1985.In June, 2002, the chancery received another complaint from a man who claimed he was molested by Nyhan on several outings, including one to Fenway Park, between 1975 and 1977, when Nyhan was at St. Abrose.
Rev. W. James Nyhan of St. Mary's Parish in Billerica, was suspended based on allegations by Dennis LaCorte of Quincy, who was jailed multiple times on drug and other convictions before accusing Nyhan. Rev. W. James Nyhan of St. Mary's Parish in Billerica, was suspended based on allegations by Dennis LaCorte of Quincy, who was jailed multiple times on drug and other convictions before accusing Nyhan.


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Father James Nyhan (Archdiocese of Boston)


March 22, 2007 - Archdiocese of Boston Announces the Dismissal of Anthony J. Laurano and W. James Nyhan from the Clerical State

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March 22, 2007 - Archdiocese of Boston Announces the Dismissal of Anthony J. Laurano and W. James Nyhan from the Clerical State

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The Archdiocese of Boston today announced that Anthony J. Laurano and W. James Nyhan have been dismissed from the clerical state.
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W.James Nyhan, who was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston in 1973, was placed on administrative leave by the Archdiocese of Boston in 2002 after the Archdiocese received an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor.Last year, Mr. Nyhan was convicted of criminal charges involving the sexual abuse of children while he served in Charleston, South Carolina more than 25 years ago.


W. James Nyhan, chaplain, ...

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W. James Nyhan, chaplain, Bishop Fenwick High School, 8/1/83-3/12/87, Technical Assistant, St. Mary's, Salem, 3/12/87-5/31/94, chaplain, Bishop Fenwick High School, 3/12/87-7/1/94, pleaded guilty to criminal charges, 2006; dismissed, 2007


The Rev. Eugene Luke Condon (clockwise ...

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The Rev. Eugene Luke Condon (clockwise from top left), The Rev. Raymond DuMouchel, Monsignor Frederick J. Hopwood, W. James Nyhan and Bishop Anthony J. O'Connell.

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W. James Nyhan, a former priest dismissed by The Vatican following his 2006 conviction for sexually assaulting two boys while he worked at the Church of the Nativity on Folly Road in 1979-80. The Boston archdiocese suspended Nyhan in June 2002 after a Quincy, Mass., man said Nyhan molested him repeatedly in the 1970s. Another man told the archdiocese he had accused Nyhan of molesting in 1997, but church officials ignored his complaint.

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