Former Priest Had History of Misconduct

Former Priest Had History of Misconduct

There are 1 comment on the swampscott.patch.com story from Jul 9, 2011, titled Former Priest Had History of Misconduct. In it, swampscott.patch.com reports that:

Reports from various news and church outlets indicate there was a history of potential assault cases involving deposed priest Franklin Huntress dating back roughly 37 years.

According to Bedford, NH police, Huntress, a former Episcopal priest who lives in Marblehead, was extradited to New Hampshire and arraigned Thursday on a felonious sexual assault charge, stemming from an incident or incidents involving a juvenile under the age of 13 in the early 1980s ...

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“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Jul 9, 2011
from swampscott.patch:

"According to an April 19 story in the Saratogian newspaper, Huntress was accused of assault by a man, now 39, who claimed he was violated multiple times during the priest's six-year tenure in New York ...

"Sometime in the early '80s, Huntress allegedly returned to New Hampshire and sexually assaulted a child under the age of 13.

"In 1985, he arrived back in Massachusetts, where he presided over St. Martin's Church in New Bedford, then moved back to England in 1991 and retired following a reported 1994 assault.

"Over the last 16 years, he served in occasional, unofficial capacities at All Saints Church in Dorchester, Church of the Advent in Boston and, most recently, at St. Michael's Church in Marblehead.

"When informed of the potential sexual assault allegations directed toward Huntress, Rev. Timothy Rich, Canon of the Ordinary for the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire, said he and Bishop Gene Robinson took immediate action."

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