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
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.