|Naugatuck Priest Acquitted of Sex Charges
January 16, 2009
WATERBURY -- The Rev. Robert J. Grant's shoulders sagged slightly in what seemed to be relief when the words "not guilty" were read Friday in Waterbury Superior Court.
Grant, a 65-year-old Roman Catholic priest, was cleared of all criminal charges, including second-degree sexual assault.
The priest of two Naugatuck churches, St. Mary's and St. Hedwig's, was charged with sexual assault after a teenager said he performed oral sex on Grant.
A spokesman for the Archdiocese of Hartford said Friday Grant's acquittal on all charges would factor favorably in its decision on whether to return him to his church duties.
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