Ex-altar boy supervisor in Dorchester faces abuse charges
A 79-year-old man who once supervised altar boys as a layman in a Dorchester parish was arraigned Wednesday on charges that he raped a boy that he met nearly 30 years ago through his local church and youth baseball.
Michael Walsh, who was ordained as a priest in Michigan in 2002 but quickly stripped of his ministerial duties because of a separate complaint, pleaded not guilty to two counts of child rape and three counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under age 14.
During Walsh’s arraignment in Suffolk Superior Court, a prosecutor alleged he attacked the boy, assaulting the child in his car, at his home in Dorchester, and in his office between September 1988 and June 1991.
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