Thursday, September 30, 2010

Father Charles Murphy cleared

In a sobering reminder that not all who are accused are guilty, Catholic Priest Charles J. Murphy was cleared of charges by an internal investigation conducted by the Boston Archdiocese. Father Murphy had voluntarily resigned his position during the investigation.

On Wednesday, the archdiocese said the charge against Murphy was found to be unsubstantiated. The case was investigated by the Archdiocesan Review Board, an advisory committee which includes clergy sex abuse victims, parents and a judge.

The lawyer for the victim does not believe the finding. I’m betting the case still goes to civil court.