The Massachusetts priest facing charges of attempted child rape and sexual abuse has died.
“With sorrow I received news this evening that the Rev. Paul LaCharite has died, an apparent suicide. This is a shocking tragedy, and I've asked our diocesan community to pray for everyone concerned,” the Bishop of Massachusetts, the Rt. Rev. M. Thomas Shaw, said last night.
Boston police are investigating the death of Fr. LaCharite, whose body was found at his home on 26 September 2012, and are awaiting the results of an autopsy.