Fr. Peter M. Walsh

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark

Religious Order: Franciscan


Arrested 1993 in NJ. Convicted 1994 on 5 counts of child endangerment (he exposed himself to children) in Lyndhurst NJ. Sentenced to 5 yrs probation; ordered to have chaperone whenever he was in a car. In 6/04, a man reported to Manchester NH diocese that Walsh fondled then masturbated him for 3-4 months between 1987-1988. Walsh was assigned to St. Thomas Aquinas in Derry at the time. Walsh has denied these allegations.


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