Priest expected to plead guilty in meth case

CT Post

Michael P. Mayko

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

HARTFORD — For 15 years, Kevin Wallin heard confessions as a Roman Catholic monsignor and pastor, first at St. Peter Church in Danbury, then at St. Augustine’s Cathedral in Bridgeport.

On April 2, Wallin is expected to make his own confession before Senior U.S. District Judge Alfred V. Covello and plead guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute the highly addictive crystal methamphetamine in Connecticut, according to court documents.

“Monsignor Wallin’s guilty plea will represent an important step in his coming to terms with his own actions and their impact on others,” said Brian Wallace, a spokesman for the Bridgeport Diocese.

“It is a difficult moment for all of us, but we hope it is also the first step in rebuilding his life. We pray that he moves toward healing and wholeness.”

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