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2 Massachusetts priests deny sexual abuse allegations

Published April 12. 2019 08:45AM

ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — Two Massachusetts priests have denied allegations of sexual abuse of a boy decades ago.

The Eagle-Tribune reports that both Rev. Peter Gori and Rev. William Waters say the allegations are false.

Gori is currently a pastor at St. Augustine’s Church in Andover.

Waters served as a pastor at several Merrimack Valley parishes and is now a pastor in Philadelphia.

The attorney for the man, now in his 40s, says Waters abused his client from 1897 to 1990 when he was eight to 10 years old, and that Gori repeatedly sexually abused him in the 1990s when he was 10 years old.

Both priests have been placed on leave pending the outcome of investigations.

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