Assignment Record– Rev. Kenneth A. LeBlanc
Summary of Case: LeBlanc was placed on leave in February 2009 while the archdiocese investigated allegations that he sexually abused a 10-year-old girl approximately 25-30 years previously, while assigned to Most Blessed Sacrament in Wakefield MA. On her personal website, LaBlanc's accuser claimed that there were also other victims. LeBlanc died in January 2010.
Died: January 20, 2010
Boston archbishop was Humberto Sousa Medeiros (1970-1983).
• LeBlanc was accused in 2009 of having sexually abused a 10-year-old girl during his time in Wakefield. The accuser stated on a personal website that LeBlanc had abused other girls as well. (Boston Globe
|1978||1982||First District Court||Bridgewater||MA||Juvenile Court Chaplain|
Bernard Francis Law succeeded Medeiros (1984-2002).
|1992||St. Michael's||Hudson||MA||2/3, 2/4||Parish had a grade school with 290-137 students, and a high school with 262-119 students.|
|1992||1998||Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted||Waltham||MA||2/2||Parish had a school with 180 students.|
|LeBlanc is not indexed in the 1999 Directory.|
|1999||2001||Emergency Response Group||MA|
|2000||2001||St. Joseph's||Medway||MA||3/3, 2/2|
|Dec. 2001||April 2002||St. Monica's||Methuen||MA||temporary parochial vicar||This assignment is per news reports. (The Eagle Tribune
February 24, 2009)
Replacing Law was Sean Patrick O'Malley (2003- ).
|2003||Not indexed in the 2003 Directory.|
|2003||2005||Mary Immaculate of Lourdes||Newton||MA||1/1|
Parish had a religious education program with 750 students.
LeBlanc was placed on administrative leave February 2009 due to an allegation of having sexually abused a 10 year old girl about 30 years previously. (NECN
LeBlance died January 20, 2010.
Source: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1977-2009)
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This assignment record was last updated on February 3, 2010.