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By Diogenes (articles ) | Nov 17, 2003

Today's Boston Herald reports on some follow-up investigation into the circumstances of Fr. Donald Turlick's role in the release of convicted rapist and alleged murderer Paul Nolin:

A Cape Cod priest entangled in a Falmouth murder probe was a central figure at a Bridgewater treatment center more than a decade ago during a mass exodus of hardcore criminals set free only to murder and rape again.

The Rev. Donald Turlick and a group of psychologists and counselors, some of whom are still treating and testifying today on behalf of sex offenders, paved the road to freedom for three future killers, two accused killers, at least three repeat rapists and other offenders from the center's 12-bed halfway house from 1989 to 1992, a Herald review of court documents and interviews with former employees found.
An earlier story in the Globe suggests that Turlick hated to see a good boy go bad:

Turlick, 68, said in an interview that he believes Nolin's rehabilitation was successful, saying the ex-convict was "faithful to therapy." The priest said he helped Nolin as part of his duty to "see Christ in everyone."

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