Children Not Ready to Forgive Priest
Foley Allegedly Present When Woman Died

February 4, 2003

NEEDHAM, Mass. -- This past December, two files were among hundreds released by the Boston Archdiocese regarding the sexual abuse scandal. Each is labeled James Foley.

Only the file of an alleged pedophile priest named James Foley was to have been released.

The appearance of the other file about another James Foley was a mistake -- a mistake that shed light on an explosive story, kept secret for years by church leaders.

Foley allegedly had an affair with a Needham woman. Rita Perry died of a drug overdose. Foley was present at the overdose and dialed 911.

Years later, Foley met with Perry's children, and they spoke with NewsCenter 5's Natalie Jacobson. The children say they cannot yet forgive Foley, holding him in some way responsible for their mother's death.

Watch Natalie's interview with Perry's children by clicking on the link to the left.

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