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Allegation Against Mass. Priest Unsubstantiated

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The Archdiocese of Boston has determined that allegations of child sexual abuse lodged against a Boston priest last year were unsubstantiated.

The church announced Monday that the Rev. John Mendicoa has been taken off administrative leave.

Mendicoa was placed on administrative leave last August after the archdiocese received an allegation of sexual abuse of a child dating to the 1980s. He has been assigned the status of senior priest, restricted.

Mendicoa was most recently a vicar at Sacred Heart Parish in the city's Roslindale neighborhood.

Cardinal Sean O'Malley said in a statement that he remains committed to resolving cases of this nature in a manner that is as just.

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