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Middlesex District Attorney Martha Coakley (R), who left the courthouse with press secretary Emily LaGrassa, said prosecutors will seek a ‘‘significant’’ sentence for Paul Shanley.
Middlesex District Attorney Martha Coakley (R), who left the courthouse with press secretary Emily LaGrassa, said prosecutors will seek a ‘‘significant’’ sentence for Paul Shanley. (Globe Staff Photo / David L. Ryan) Globe Staff Photo / David L. Ryan

Jury convicts Shanley of raping child

Victim praised for testimony on '80s abuse

By Joanna Weiss
Globe Staff / February 8, 2005

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CAMBRIDGE -- A Middlesex Superior Court jury yesterday found defrocked priest Paul R. Shanley guilty of raping and fondling a Sunday school student in the 1980s, bringing a dramatic conclusion to a rare criminal trial of a priest at the center of Boston's clergy sex abuse scandal. (Full article: 1251 words)

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