Child molester priest killed in US prison

Former priest John Geoghan, a convicted child molester who became a central figure in the Catholic church’s sex abuse scandal in the United States, has been killed in prison, a Boston state spokesman said tonight.

Former priest John Geoghan, a convicted child molester who became a central figure in the Catholic church’s sex abuse scandal in the United States, has been killed in prison, a Boston state spokesman said tonight.

Geoghan was injured in an incident with another inmate about noon and died shortly after being taken to Leominster Hospital, said US Department Of Public Safety spokesman David Shaw.

The other inmate has been isolated and the incident was under investigation.

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