Statement Regarding Fr. Paul Gotta
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford
July 15, 2013
The State Department of Children and Families has received a complaint of sexual abuse of a minor involving Father Paul Gotta, administrator of St. Philip in East Windsor, and St. Catherine in Broad Brook, and law enforcement authorities are currently investigating that allegation and other matters as well. The Archdiocese of Hartford was surprised and disturbed to learn that such an allegation has been made.
The Archdiocese of Hartford has a protocol in place when such an allegation is made. That protocol has been followed and Father Gotta has been placed on administrative leave until the matter is resolved through the legal system.
The Archdiocese of Hartford condemns the type of misconduct that has been alleged and extends its sincere sympathies to those adversely affected by it. If anyone has information relevant to this matter, please contact the East Windsor Police Department. The Archdiocese will continue to cooperate with the police in its ongoing investigation.