New Lawsuit Alleges Sexual Abuse by Former Danbury Priest

Danbury Patch

September 24, 2018

By Rich Kirby

The cleric served eight years at St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church​ in Danbury.

New lawsuits filed on Friday allege sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic priests in four local municipalities, including Danbury, the CTPost is reporting.

The lawsuits were filed by five men and claim the abuse occurred from the late 1980s through the early 2000s and were filed in state Superior Court in Bridgeport.

The Rev. Larry Jensen, former spiritual director of the Diocese of Bridgeport’s Emmaus youth ministry program, has been accused by one plaintiff of abuse at St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church in Danbury. The priest served eight years at St. Anthony’s before being transferred to St. Joseph Maronite Catholic Church in Waterville, Maine. Jensen was removed from the priesthood in 2017.

Two other priests, the Rev. Walter Coleman and the Rev. Robert Morrissey, were alleged to have abused plaintiffs in Bridgeport, Brookfield and Ridgefield.

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