Boston archdiocese announces defrockment of four priests
By Associated Press
Friday, February 11, 2005

BOSTON - Four Massachusetts priests accused of sexually abusing children have been defrocked by the Vatican.


      The Boston Archdiocese says Robert Fay, Kelvin Iguabita, Bernard Lane and Robert Ward can no longer function as priests and will no longer receive any financial support from the archdiocese.


      Iguabita was sentenced to 12-to-14 years in prison following his conviction on charges he raped a 15-year-old girl while he was assigned to a church in Haverhill.


      Lane was accused by at least 17 men of abusing them as children. He retired in 1999.  


      Fay was accused of molesting a Melrose teenager in the 1970s at a New Hampshire home, according to a lawsuit included in his archdiocese personnel file.