The pastor of of St. Peter’s Church in Plymouth has been placed on leave by the Archdiocese of Boston after allegations were made that he abused a minor 30 years ago. The Rev. Kenneth LeBlanc will remain on leave during the investigation.
The pastor of a Plymouth church has been placed on leave by the Archdiocese of Boston after allegations were made that he abused a minor 30 years ago.
The Rev. Kenneth LeBlanc of St. Peter’s Church is being investigated by the Archdiocese. He will remain on leave during the investigation.
Michelle Ann Cavalear-Price, who claims that she and other young girls were sexually abused by the Rev. LeBlanc, has set up a Web site, pedophilepriest.org, designed to expose him and to reach out to other alleged victims.
Cavalear-Price writes on her Web site that the Rev. LeBlanc "would force us to sit by his side so he could put his hands on us while he was driving and go to a secluded area make one of us undress while he took pictures.” She also claims that he would bring victims to his home, “where he would conduct deplorable behavior leaving us paralyzed with fear and shock.”
Cardinal Sean O’Malley expressed his sadness over this new allegation in a statement released Sunday.
:The decision to place Fr. LeBlanc on administrative leave represents the Archdiocese’s commitment to the safety of all parties and does not represent a determination of Fr. LeBlanc’s guilt or innocence as it pertains to this allegation," the press release said. "The Archdiocese will work to resolve this case as expeditiously as possible and in a manner that is fair to all parties."
The Rev. LeBlanc joined the Plymouth parish after in 2005 after serving for 2 years at Mary Immaculate of Lourdes in Newton.
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