|Assignment Record– Rev. James H. Lane
Summary of Case: Rev. James H. Lane's name was included on a list Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian released on April 11, 2012 of clerics accused in cases that he had settled in the previous year. A claimant said Lane molested him when he was a 10-year-old altar boy 1966-1967 at St. Paul's in Dorchester, and again when the boy was 15 years-old, during an overnight trip. Lane died in 2007.
Incardinated: Boston archdiocese
Died: July 28, 2007
Boston archbishop was Richard James Cushing (1944-1970).
• In a lawsuit settled in 2011 or 2012, Lane was accused of molesting a 10-year-old St. Paul's altar boy in 1966-1967. His accuser said Lane would ask him (the boy) boy to touch his (Lane's) genitals over his clothes. Further, he said Lane molested him when he was 15-years-old during an overnight trip. He said he had managed to avoid Lane for years before that.
|1972||Boston Police Dept.||Boston||MA||Chaplain||This and all of Lane's chaplaincy assignments are per his obituary.|
|Roxbury Juvenile Court||Boston||MA||Chaplain|
|Boston Juvenile Court||Boston||MA||Chaplain|
|Boston Police Patrolman's Association||Boston||MA||Chaplain|
|Boston Police Emerald Society||Boston||MA||Chaplain|
|South Boston Irish American Society||Boston||MA||Chaplain|
|Retired Boston Police Officer's Association||Boston||MA||Chaplain|
|Cops for Kids with Cancer||Boston||MA||Board of Directors||This is per Lane's obituary.|
|1980||Boston City Council||Boston||MA||Chaplain|
Cushing was succeeded by Humberto Sousa Medeiros (1970-1983), followed by Bernard Francis Law (1984-2002).
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Lane was pastor 1982-1997. John Geoghan was an assistant priest at St. Brendan's 1981-1984.
St. Brendan's had a school with 137-346 students.
Geoghan was at St. Brendan's 1981-1984. He was accused of raping and molesting at least 150 children. Lane gave evidence to archdiocesan officials in 1984 that Geoghan abused children at the parish. Geoghan was convicted in 2002 of the molestation of a 10-year-old boy.
|1997||2001||St. Augustine's||Boston||MA||2/2||St. Augustine's had a school with 249 students.|
Law was replaced by Sean Patrick O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap.
|2005||Senior Priests/Retired/St. Monica's||Boston||MA||2/2|
|2005||2007||Senior Priests/Retired||Boston||MA||Lane died July 28, 2007.|
Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1963-2008)
• Obituaries, Boston Globe, August 1, 2007