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Coakley made deal in 1995 priest case

Did not prosecute in boys’ complaint

'I agonized over every one of those cases,' said Martha Coakley of her work as head of the Child Abuse Prosecution Unit "I agonized over every one of those cases," said Martha Coakley of her work as head of the Child Abuse Prosecution Unit (Matthew J. Lee/ Globe Staff)
By Michael Rezendes
Globe Staff / November 23, 2009

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When Martha Coakley was the Middlesex district attorney, her office prosecuted the Rev. John J. Geoghan based on an allegation that he squeezed the buttocks of a 10-year-old boy a single time at a public swimming pool. The highly publicized 2002 conviction won Coakley widespread praise for bringing the first successful criminal case against the widely accused pedophile, a priest ... (Full article: 1875 words)

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