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Fr. Thomas Kieran Ahearn

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1964
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Arrested in 1/93. Charged with molesting a 16-year-old boy he picked up while on a skiing vacation. Found guilty of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Sentenced to two years probation. His victim filed a civil suit in 1995. Settlement. Personnel file produced to court in 1999. Ahearn died in 12/97. Accused in a suit in 1/26 of sexually abusing a St. Mary's in Bethel altar boy, ages 7-10, including raping the boy at age 9 in 1992, the day of the boy's sister's wedding.

Fr. Henry A. Albeke

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Multiple allegations. Placed on leave 8/02 after a man reported he had been abused as a minor by Albeke in 1978 at St. Jude's in Monroe. Claims against Albeke (also spelled Albecke) settled by diocese in massive settlement 10/03. Diocese paid $21M to 40 people with claims of abuse by 16 priests. Laicized 2007. Per a report commissioned by the diocese in 2019, Holzberg abused a girl, age 14, in 1976; a boy, age 12 1976-77; a boy, age 16 in 1978.

Fr. Jose Daniel Alberran

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Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Named publicly as accused by the Bridgeport diocese on its list 3/22/19. Subject of settlement(s). Worked in the diocese as a visiting priest at St. Peter's in the summer of 1991. From the Diocese of Barcelona, Venezuela. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, his victim was a 14-year-old girl.

Br. Donald Paschal Alford

Order: CFC
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

From Australia. Professed his vows as a Christian Brother in 1959. Reportedly worked at an orphanage in Geelong, Victoria 1970-78. Alleged to have sexually abused several residents there. Arrived in the U.S. in 1993 where he worked for 10 years at the Academy at Mount Saint John for at risk children in Deep River. Per news in 11/18, Alford was named in lawsuits filed by 24 men claiming they were sexually assaulted as 11- to 15-year-old residents of the facility 1986-96. Named in two of the suits, one in which he was accused of forcing a 13-year-old boy to perform oral sex. Alford was the leader of the school's Boy Scout troop. He died 4/14/04.

Fr. Gregory M. Altermatt

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Ordained: 1976
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Removed from ministry 2/3/12. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 4/18 of the sexual abuse of a boy, ages 7-15, starting in 1976. Per the suit, the boy's mother died suddenly in 1979 and Altermatt offered to help the family. The abuse allegedly occurred in the rectory of St. Anne's in Waterbury, a Waterbury movie theater, Altermatt's car, the boy's home in Bristol and the priest's mother's Florida condominium, where he had taken the boy on vacation. On the archdiocese's list 1/22/19.

Fr. Stanley F. Banaszek

Order: MM
Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Accused of sexually assaulting a former altar boy in 1985 at St. Anthony of Padua in Bridgeport, CT. Case was settled with others by the Bridgeport diocese in 10/03. Name occasionally spelled Bonaszek. Added to the Richmond diocese's list 6/27/19. Assigned to the diocese 1974-75. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the Bridgeport diocese, there were two victims of abuse occurring 1977-87, one age 15, both boys. Left the diocese in 1987. Died in 2007.

Fr. Alfred J. Bietighofer

Ordained: 1965
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

At least four men alleged in 2002 that Bietighofer abused them late 1970s and early 1980s at Blessed Sacrament parish. Sent to St. Luke's for treatment 5/02; hung himself in his room. Worked in Peru in 1974 and 1986. A diocesan official knew of a complaint against Bietighofer in 1996. Claims against Bietighofer settled by Diocese as part of massive settlement in 10/03 where Diocese paid $21M to 40 people claiming abuse by 16 priests. Another accusation received in 12/09. Per a report commissioned by the diocese in 2019, there were 17 victims, ages 12-15, of abuse occurring 1959-89.

Fr. Bernard W. Bissonnette

Ordained: 1958
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Worked in CT, MN and NM. Accused of abuse of numerous youths almost everywhere he served. One alleged victim known to have died by suicide. Named in 1997 civil suit. Another victim filed civil suit 2002 and in 7/06, CT Supreme Court ruled that the suit was timely filed and sent it back down to lower court to be tried. Laicized 5/20/05; announced 3/06. Cited in 11/08 RICO suit. Died 12/24/08. Accused in suit filed 11/15 of rape of a NM altar boy, who alleged rape also by Fr. James Porter. Accused in a 12/17/15 suit of raping an altar boy, age 7-12, hundreds of times 1968-73 at St. Alice's in Mountainair NM. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list 9/12/17. On Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/18.

Fr. Kenneth P. Bonadies

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Ordained for the Diocese of Steubenville. Absent on leave for four years before assigned in 1980 to St. Bartholomew's in Manchester, CT. Retired in 2004. Settlement in the low six figures announced by attorney Garabedian in 5/21 of claims that Bonadies sexually abused a boy, ages 14-17, 1981-85. Bonadies was a teacher and director of theater and choir at East Catholic High School in Manchester during the time in question and the boy was a student. The abuse allegedly occurred at the school and in the St. Bartholomew parish rectory. Bonadies was reportedly removed from ministry in 2018. Name added to the diocese's list of credibly accused in 5/21. Living in 5/21 in FL.

Fr. Laurence F.X. Brett

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Accused of abusing over two dozen altar boys and others, ages 10-18, in CT, NM, CA and MD. Two known female victims. Sent by Bridgeport diocese to treatment at Servants of the Paraclete in NM in 1964, after parents of one victim complained to papal nuncio and Brett admitted abuse. Settlement for $250K in 1994 to two victims molested in Sacramento, CA. Chaplain at Calvert Hall in Baltimore 1972-74, where 12+ boys alleged abuse, after 6 years of parish work. In MD Brett produced widely used Share the Word materials 1974-93. In 1990 Bishop Egan met Brett, who 'made a good impression'. Egan removed him from ministry in 1993 when suit was filed v Bridgeport diocese. Fled to Caribbean in 1993; reportedly continued contact with children there. Located in 2002 by reporters; fled again. Included on Baltimore archdiocesan list 9/25/02. Laicized in 2006. Named in 2008 civil suit. Died 12/25/10. On Santa Fe archdiocese list 9/12/17.

Fr. Joseph F. Buckley

Ordained: 1932
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

A man filed civil suit in 2003 alleging that he was sexually abused at age 14 by Buckley in 1971. The man claimed that Buckley gave him a soft drink spiked with rum, enticed him to join him in the shower, sexually assaulted him, then gave him $20. Encounters said to have occurred on several occasions. Buckley retired in 1970 and died in 1975. He was apparently retired at the time of the alleged abuse. Claim included in 11/05 massive settlement. On Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19, having worked there at some point.

Fr. Richard T. Buongirno

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Ordained: 1984
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Accused in 1991 by mother of 9-year-old boy. Buongirno denied the charge. Social services deemed the allegation unsubstantiated. Alleged victim sued in 2000 claiming abuse 1990-98; diocese settled in 2003 for $700K. Accused 1994 of abusing a 16-year-old boy for 3 years in the 1970s, when Buongirno was a lay teacher. Norwich sent Buongirno to the Institute of Living and returned him to ministry. Removed from ministry 1998. Cited in 11/08 RICO suit. Per diocese's list 2/22/19, laicized in 2005.

Fr. Stephen H. Bzdyra


Fr. Dennis G. Carey

Ordained: 1998
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Resigned from position at St Paul in Chains in Waterford 6/12 after police began investigation into 275 child porn images and 63 videos on church computer. Worked 25 years as CPA before ordination. Arrested; arraigned 7/3/12. Admitted addiction to child porn for two years but denied any improper touching of a child. Pled not guilty. In treatment 9/12 at St John Vianney. Died 5/20/13.

Fr. Charles T. Carr

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Ordained: 1980
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Accused in 1995 of molesting two boys in separate incidents years prior. Placed on leave. Civil litigation filed. Four claims against Carr settled 3/01 as part of settlement of claims by 26 victims against Bridgeport Diocese and six priests. Per 2002 article, Carr spent more than 10 years with Carmelite Order; took perpetual vows in 1974 but not allowed to become priest because of emotional immaturity. Bridgeport diocese then allowed him to study and be ordained. Removed from ministry in 2002. Laicized in 2005. Per 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there were 12 victims, ages 9-15, of abuse 1979-90, mostly boys, at least one girl.

Fr. Paul Carrier

Ordained: 1977
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Sued 10/17/14 in federal court in CT by man accusing Carrier of sexually abusing him as a teen 10 years prior at Project Pierre Toussaint School in Haiti. The school was a charity supported by Fairfield University, where Carrier was chaplain. Plaintiff also claimed abuse by Doug Perlitz, a school founder supervised by Carrier, who was convicted in 12/10 of sexually abusing boys there. In 10/14 Carrier was residing at Weston Jesuit Center in MA.

Fr. John J. Castaldo

Ordained: 1987
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Arrested in 6/01, charged with explicit sexual conversations on internet with undercover police he thought was a 14-year-old boy. Wanted to meet for sex. Spiritual adviser at Trinity H.S. Removed. Admitted charges in court 9/01. Sentenced 11/01 to a weekend in jail and 5 years probation. Suit filed 10/01 claiming abuse in 1991. Suit filed 4/02; settled 2005. Laicized 2007. Suit filed 1/09; decided for plaintiff by judge when diocese failed to produce docs. A third suit filed 3/10; diocese said plaintiff was not abused. Per 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there were 14 victims, ages 6-14, of abuse occurring 1987-2001. Mostly boys, at least one girl.

Fr. Stanislaus T. Chmura

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Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Chmura's name was included on the diocese's list 3/22/19 of clergy on whose behalf settlements were paid related to allegations of sexual abuse of minors. The allegations against Chmura were deemed not credible. Per a 10/1/19 report commissioned by the diocese, there was one victim, age 13, abused 1995[sic]-76. Ordained for the Diocese of Richmond, VA. Worked in CT as a visiting priest beginning in 1975. Per his obituary, worked in Korona, FL for 15 years until his death 1/13/11.

Fr. Vincent Paul Cleary

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Ordained: 1944
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Named publicly in 9/19 by the diocese as credibly accused of abuse of two minors, more than 50 years prior. Cleary was pastor of Our Lady of Peace in Stratford 1963-89. He died in 1989. (Not to be mistaken for Bridgeport priest Vincent P. Cleary in the diocese ordained in 1939 and who died in 1965.) Included on the diocese's list updated 1/22/20. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there were two victims, both girls ages 8-10, of abuse 1945-54.

Fr. Walter Phillip Coleman

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Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Diocese knew of complaints in 1970s; investigated claims in 1994. Per 1994 suit, Coleman abused a boy for five years, giving him gifts and money. Allowed to function for several months before "retiring." Went on to work as priest in Miami FL archdiocese. Suit resolved for undisclosed sum in 1995. Another suit 1996. Claims also settled in 2001 and 2003. Faculties removed 2002. New suit 9/27/10 re abuse of a 10-year-old boy in 1972. Died 10/16. Five cases re four priests, including Coleman, settled 5/17. New lawsuits in 9/18 with claims of abuse by Coleman of two altar boys at St. Patrick's in Bridgeport in the 1970s and 1980s. A third man claimed Coleman abused him as a child at St. Joseph's in Brookfield in the 1980s. Settlement 3/19. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there were 12 victims, all boys ages 6-14, abused 1969-82.

Fr. Stephen Crowley

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Claim(s) against Crowley were settled as part of the $22M settlement in 10/05 with the Hartford archdiocese. Retired in 1991. Per the archdiocese's list 1/22/19, Crowley was removed from ministry 6/11/02, was sentenced to a life of prayer and penance by the Vatican 10/21/15, and died 08/11/16.

Fr. James Curry

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Ordained: 1949
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

A civil suit filed by a woman in 2/08 accused Curry of sexually abusing her for 8 years, beginning in 1966 when she was age 8 and Curry was assigned to St. Mary's. She said that after each assault he would tell her to ask God to forgive her sin and for tempting Curry. The filing of this suit exposed a 1983 suit in which Curry was accused of abusing his housekeeper's 11-year-old daughter in 1980-81 at the same church. That suit settled in 1986. Police were notified in 1981; no action. Curry died in 1986. In 4/19 a 60-year-old man testified before the CT Judiciary Committee that, when he was age 8, Curry sexually assaulted him four Sundays in a row at St. Joseph's in Noank.

Fr. Jean Marie DeGraff

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Ordained: 1999
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

From Haiti. Worked in the Bridgeport diocese as an extern priest as late as 2008. Working at St. Mary's parish when the diocese received allegations of potential misconduct with a minor. Diocese reported to Dept. of Children and Families, which found allegations not substantiated. Left diocese. In Calgary Alberta Canada 2010-11. Arrested 12/11 on charges of sexual activity with at least one child. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there was one victim, an 8-year-old girl, abused in 2008.

Fr. Stephen J. DeLuca

Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Credibly accused of one incident of child abuse, apparently at St. Ann's in Bridgeport in the early 1980s. Removed from ministry in 2014. Announcement was made by Bishop Caggiano in a letter 1/31/15. Added to diocese's list of credibly accused priests, with an incomplete assignment history. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there was one victim, a 10-year-old boy, abused in 1980.

Fr. Joseph Michael DeShan

Ordained: 1987
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Per 4/02 article, DeShan had a sexual 'relationship' with a 14- or 15-year-old girl in 1988. Girl became pregnant in 1989. DeShan took leave of absence after telling Bishop Egan. Egan allowed him to leave priesthood and begin a new life as elementary school teacher with no record of sexual misconduct. Laicized 1999. Teaching in NJ in 2002 when allegation revealed. Temporarily placed on leave for three weeks; allowed to return to teaching. Claim settled 10/03. Suspended again from Cinnaminson NJ public middle school teaching job in early 2019 after parents concerned about his history demanded his removal. A 12-year-old girl, who was his student, complained in 12/18 that he made her feel uncomfortable when he complimented her eyes. In 4/19 the state Dept. of Education ordered the district to return DeShan to his job. Per a report commissioned by the diocese in 2019, there was one victim, a 15-year-old girl, abused 1988-89.

Fr. William D. Donovan

Ordained: 1961
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Resigned 4/02 after sentenced to 150 days in state jail for third DWI conviction. Admitted to a sexual 'relationship' with a young man who might have been a minor. Church deemed allegations credible. Claims against Donovan settled by diocese as part of massive settlement in 10/03 where diocese paid $21M to 40 people alleging abuse by priests. Per diocese's list updated 3/22/19, there were multiple allegations against Donovan. He died in 2018. A report commissioned by the diocese in 2019 states there were 8 victims, boys and at least one girl, ages 15-17, abused 1967-93.

Fr. Thomas Joseph Doyle

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Ordained: 1974
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Accused of molesting twin brothers over a 10-year period while pastor of Sacred Heart in Vernon, starting when the boys were 14 in about 1980. The boys allegedly told counselors in 1983. One of the counselors, Franciscan Bro.DeMatteis, is also alleged to have made sexual advances toward one of the twins. In 1992, the diocese removed Doyle and the Marianists suspended him. Civil suit filed 1995. Two more accusers later came forward. Doyle was treated in both NM and MD. Laicized in 2002. Died in 2007. Included on the Marianists list of accused 6/24/20. Added in 11/20 to Baltimore's list, where he worked 1967-73.

Fr. Martin J. Federici

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Placed on leave after suit filed 9/96 alleged that Federici sexually abused a 12-year-old boy in a confessional and rectory in 1981. Two suits filed in 1996 and one in 1999 alleged abuse of 16-year-old, 13-year-old and another teen. One settled in 1999 and others in 2001. Additional claim(s) settled 2003. Laicization announced 5/03. New suit filed in 2010 by convicted rapist who alleged abuse 1976-77. Federici died 5/7/13. Five cases naming four priests of diocese, including Federici, settled 5/17. Per 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there were 19 victims, boys and girls ages 8-17, abused 1967-94.

Fr. Ivan Ferguson

Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Ordained an Auxiliary Priest of the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles in an Apostolic Vicariate in the Diocese of St. Joseph of the Amazon, Peru. Incardinated in 1979 into the Archdiocese of Hartford. Removed from ministry 3/4/93. Three men claimed in 1993 civil suits abuse as minors by Ferguson in the 1970s. One suit was withdrawn, two were settled. Still a priest in 3/02, but no ministerial or teaching duties. Died 12/16/02. At least two claims included in 10/05 $14M settlement with archdiocese involving 14 priests. Separate suits filed by three brothers in 8/07 and 11/07 alleging abuse in the late 1970s. In 7/08 two more suits were filed claiming 1981 abuse. Diocese found negligent in 2012 civil trial before jury. Judgment of $1M for one plaintiff. Archdiocese asked supreme court to overturn the verdict as of 9/12/14. On Hartford archdiocese's list 1/22/19. On Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19.

Fr. William J. Fletcher

Ordained: 1944
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Died in 4/88. In 7/06 a woman filed suit, alleging Fletcher abused her at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque parish in Shelton in the early 1960s, beginning when she was age 7. Diocese said that there were no other allegations against him. Settlement(s). Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, the abuse occurred in 1964 and involved digital penetration under the girl's dress at school.

Fr. Stephen C. Foley

Ordained: 1967
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Named in multiple civil suits by men claiming abuse when they were teenagers. Allegedly used his position as fire and police chaplain to meet victims and to lure them into 'relationships.' One accuser's father reported Foley to the archdiocese in the 1960s. Not removed by archdiocese until 1993 after a man told police. Removed from position as state police chaplain around the same time. Settlement of $500K in 3/07. Settlement of $600K in 3/08. A $750K settlement in 1/09. Total of 13 settlements in all by 2009. Laicized 4/29/16.

Fr. James Gay

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Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/22/19. Settlement. The list notes a single allegation, that Gay left diocesan service in 1984, his faculties were removed in 2006, and administrative leave was reaffirmed in 2019. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, the victim was a 15-year-old boy, and the abuse occurred in 1976.

Fr. William A. Genuario

Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Monsignor. Per documents released 2009, diocese paid two men $20K each in 2004 to settle claims of abuse in late 1970s-early '80s. They alleged abuse by Genuario and another priest, Frank Wissel. Money was for therapy for three years. Accusers had recently learned that the priests were still active. Genuario was vicar general of the diocese for nine years. Both priests denied the allegations. Another settlement in 1/06. Remained "priest in good standing" in 3/14. Died in 6/15. Diocese acknowledged in 9/19 that the accusations were credible. Per news in 9/19, a man told the diocese in 4/02 that Genaurio abused him at age 13 in 1967. In 2017 another man alleged abuse as a minor in 1987, deemed credible by the review board. Settlement of $725K announced 10/19 with man claiming abuse at age 11 in 1988 by Genuario. On the diocese's list 1/22/20. A 2019 report commissioned by the diocese states there were 6 vicitms, all boys ages 10-14, abused 1967-87.

Fr. James J. Gildea

Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

In 1991, a man reported to diocese abuse by Gildea 1976-79, beginning age 13 when a student at Notre Dame HS, during trips to Wilkes-Barre PA to visit Gildea's sick mother. Diocese settled 7/31/06. Gildea allegedly used his power as guidance counselor to threaten the boy. Another man went public 8/4/06 about a $60K settlement the diocese offered him in 8/02 when he reported abuse by Gildea 1958-66, starting at age 7 or 8 and continuing into his first 2 years at Notre Dame HS. Victim's attorney in the 7/31/06 settlement stated she knew of a third victim. Gildea died 7/5/86. Five cases re 4 priests of diocese, including Gildea, settled 5/17. On order's list 6/12/19. A 2019 report commissioned by the diocese states there were 9 victims, all boys ages 14-15, abused 1965-82. (The report mistakenly says Gildea was removed in 2002.)

Fr. Stephen Gleeson

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Placed on leave in 2/19, accused of abuse of a 16-year-old in 1977. The diocesan Sexual Misconduct Review Board deemed the allegation credible. Faculties removed in 8/19. Added to the diocese's list updated 1/22/20.

Fr. Thomas Glynn

Ordained: 1938
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

A man filed suit in 6/03 claiming he was abused as a minor by Glynn for three years in the early 1970s. Suits filed by four other male accusers in 10/03. One said he told another priest in 1971. Glynn retired 11/1/87. He died 1/25/93 at age 80. At least one claim included in 10/05 settlement with Archdiocese.

Fr. Joseph H. Gorecki

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Leave of absence from the Bridgeport diocese 1978 until his death in 1988. Accused of molesting at least two youths over several years. Civil suit filed 1995. Five plaintiffs were in the suit by 1999. Settled 3/01. Other claims settled by diocese as part of massive $20M settlement with 40 people in 10/03. One man said Gorecki fondled him on several occasions. He told his mom; she complained to nun at school. Shortly thereafter, Gorecki was "gone." He spent time outside diocese before reassigned to other parishes. Another settlement 3/11. On Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19. (Name spelled "Gorecky".) Worked in the diocese 1964-66. Per 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there were 20 victims, all boys ages 7-17, abused 1960-78.

Fr. Paul Gotta

Ordained: 2006
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Administrator of St. Phillip's in East Windsor and St. Catherine's in Broad Brook. Removed 7/13 while archdiocese investigated complaint of sex abuse of a minor. Law enforcement notified, investigation launched. Arrested 7/19/13 on federal firearms charges. Released 7/25/13. In 6/13 he had reported an 18-year-old youth to police for threats against boy's school. Arrested 3/31/14 on sex assault charges. Allegedly made boy strip and assaulted him before giving him his paycheck. Pled not guilty. Sex assault charges dropped in 11/15 in plea agreement; pled guilty to second degree breach of peace. Six-month suspended sentence. Pled guilty 3/16 to distributing explosives to a minor. (Helped a teen make a pipe bomb.) Sentenced in 2017 to nine months in prison. Per archdiocese's list 1/22/19, canonical process underway.

Fr. Richard J. Grady

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Ordained: 1947
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Retired in 1989. Died in 1993. One of 10 priests named in claims by victims who came forward in 2002. Accused of molesting a boy in, reportedly in the early 1980s. At least one claim against Grady settled by diocese as part of massive settlement in 10/03. Diocese paid $21M to 40 people who claimed abuse by 16 priests, including Grady. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there was one victim, a 10-year-old boy, abused 1972-73.

Fr. John Graham

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Ordained: 1931
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Retired 1974. Died 12/11/83. Name included in the 10/05 $22 million settlement between the Hartford archdiocese and 43 people alleging abuse by 14 priests. Per the archdiocese's list 1/22/19, an allegation was received against Graham in 2003.

Fr. Robert J. Grant

Ordained: 1993
Status: Acquitted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Placed on leave and then arrested 8/07 for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15- or 16-year -old boy in 7/07. Later released on bail. Was assigned to Saint Hedwig's as pastor at the time of the alleged abuse. Re-arrested 9/22/07 for attempting to contactt he teenager by phone. Criminal trial started 1/09. Grant denied all allegations during trial testimony. Jury found him not guilty 1/16/09.

Fr. Sherman W. Gray

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Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

A man alleged in 12/02 that he was abused by Gray and Revs. McGoldrick and Morrissey for four years, beginning when he was 15. The three priests immediately resigned from their parishes. The accuser wrote to the diocese and then met with Bishop Lori. Allegations given to Review Board, CPS notified. Claim settled by diocese as part of massive $21 mil settlement in 10/03 with 40 people claiming abuse by 16 priests, including Gray. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there was one victim of Gray, a 16-year-old boy, abused 1981-82.

Fr. Paul L. Hebert, Jr.

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Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Placed on leave in 7/04 after allegations surfaced that he sexually abused a boy in the 1970s at St. Michael's in Pawatuck. Denied the allegations. Diocese referred matter to police and Dept of Children and Family. Pastor of St. Michael's 12/71-10/81, then of Most Holy Trinity in Pomfret 1981 until his 2004 removal. Civil suit filed. Settled in 10/07 for $170K. Another suit filed in 12/08 alleged later abuse. Died 5/5/10. New suit 8/16, alleging abuse of a Pomfret altar boy hundreds of times 1990-96, beginning when the boy was age 11. Hebert allegedly photographed and videotaped the boy while in sex acts, lavished him with gifts and plied him with alcohol. Settled in 3/19 for $900K.

Fr. William Izquierdo

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Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Novice director at the Legion of Christ novitiate in Cheshire, CT 1982-94 and in Ireland before then. Order announced 12/13 that claim of abuse of a minor student received in 2012 had been substantiated. Another claim was under investigation. On restricted duty from 2005, when Order received allegation involving an adult. He had not ministered since 2008 and was said to have advanced dementia. Died in 2015.On the Hartford archdiocese's list 1/22/19. On the Legionaries list 12/21/19. Added to the Baltimore archdiocese's list in 11/20.

Fr. Raymond J. Jean

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Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Arrested in 1988 during crackdown on homosexual activity at a local state park. Accused in a 1993 civil suit of molestation 1971-72. Diocese's motion for summary judgment granted in part and dismissed in part in 1996. A second suit was filed in 1999. Jean died in 6/01, just before scheduled trial in that case. A third suit was filedin early 2003. One settlement for $275K.

Fr. Larry Jensen

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Ordained: 1988
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Maronite Rite priest. Accused in a 9/18 lawsuit of the sex abuse of a youth in the early 2000s at St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church in Danbury. Spiritual director of the diocese's Emmaus retreat program for youth in Danbury. Assigned to St. Anthony's for eight years, then assigned to St. Joseph's Maronite Catholic Church in Waterville, ME. He was reportedly removed from the priesthood in 2017 after the allegation surfaced and the Eparchy of St. Maron of Brooklyn, NY deemed it substantiated. Diocese settled for $3.55m with five men claiming abuse as children by three priests, including one who accused Jensen.

Fr. Donat M. Jette

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Ordained: 1918
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

A man informed the Diocese 4/02 that he had been abused by Jette in the early 1960s, when he went to confession after having been abused by Fr. Donald Petraitis. Bishop Hart did not report the abuse to Child Protective Services until at least one month later. Jette was deceased by the time the complaint was made. Not included on the diocese's list 2/22/19.

Fr. Stephan Leslie Johnson

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Ordained: 1981
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Named publicly as accused by the Paulists on its list 3/8/19. Worked in the L.A. archdiocese, and the dioceses of Norwich and Columbus. Leave of Absence 1995-96, left the order in 7/96. Allegations reported in 2018, stemming from his time in CT 1985-87. Added to Columbus diocese's list 5/23/19.

Fr. Joseph Kettner

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Ordained: 1950
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Kettner's name was included on the diocese's list 3/22/19 of clergy on whose behalf settlements were paid related to allegations of sexual abuse of minors. The allegations against Kettner were deemed not credible. He was accused of sexually abusing two girls, ages 7-8, in 1979 and 1970. He died 3/6/2002.

Fr. Stanley N. Koziol

Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Removed from his assignment 4/02. He had previously admitted "sexual relations" with a minor boy in the early 1960s. Deposition shows that a senior diocesan official was aware of questions about Koziol's behavior for years. Diocese ordered him to have psych evaluation. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there were two victims, both 13-year-old boys, abused 1962-65.

Fr. Roman Kramek

Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Visiting priest from Warsaw, Poland. Arrested 12/02 for allegedly sexually abusing a 17- year-old girl who had gone to him for counseling after she had been assaulted by other individuals. Plea agreement in 2004 led to sentence of 9 months in jail and 10 years probation. Returned to Poland upon his release in 2005.

Fr. Robert G. Ladamus

Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Named in lawsuits in 12/11 by two men claiming Ladamus sexually abused them as boys while he was assigned to St. Mary's in Milford, CT. Settled. Ladamus was at St. Mary's 1983-96, after which he was transferred to Christ the Redeemer in Milford. Retired 7/1/98. Died 11/8/12. On the archdiocese's list 1/22/19.

Fr. Jose Afonso Lima

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Ordained: 1991
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

From Brazil; naturalized U.S. citizen. Member of Missio, a Brazilian bishops-sponsored community of priests sent to the U.S. to minister to ex-pat Brazilians. Had been working at St. Francis Xavier in Hyannis and other churches in the Fall River diocese since 1998. Placed on leave in 8/08 after allegations that he sexually assaulted a minor in Bridgeport CT. Fled to Brazil after being notified of investigation by Department of Children and Families, and that the allegation was substantiated. Included in 1/21 on the Fall River diocese's list of accused.

Fr. Felix H. Maguire

Ordained: 1950
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Police investigation of allegations against Maguire in 1984 was suddenly dropped, without explanation. Removed from ministry in 1992. Medically retired in 1993 and moved to Florida. Jury awarded one plaintiff $262,803 in 1995 trial that was sealed from the public. Sued 1/03 by a 21-year-old man who alleged assault when he was 15. Claims against Maguire were included in the 10/05 $22M settlement between the archdiocese and 45 people alleging abuse by 14 priests. Died 7/13/08. On the Hartford archdiocese's list 1/22/19. On the Diocese of Norwich's list 2/22/19.

Fr. Joseph J. Malloy

Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

In 2001 a man accused Malloy of fondling him on one occasion when he was 8 or 9 in 1980. Malloy denied the allegation. Diocese investigation deemed the accusation "not credible" and Malloy was still an active priest as of 2009. Malloy was included in a 2001 global settlement of claims by 26 people against the diocese and 5 priests over the years. Total settlement was about $15M. Died 1/7/16. In 2019 a 55 -year-old man told a news outlet that when he was age 6, Malloy raped him at St. James in Stratford. The man told the diocese a year earlier and said he asked them to pay for his therapy but was only offered $5K. The man also alleged abuse by Revs. Raymond Pcolka and Joseph Murphy.

Fr. Charles G. Many

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Ordained: 1974
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Accused in 1986 of sexual misconduct with a boy in VT in 1978, while assigned to Norwich CT diocese. In 1994 another young man alleged abuse by Many in CT some time 1978-81. One suit settled for $850K in 2001 but judge ordered new trial. Resigned from priesthood 1994. Laicized 7/25/95. Suit filed 2015 by man alleging abuse by Many when he was an altar boy late 1970s-early '80s at Sacred Heart in Groton. File in order's archives showed they knew in at least 1976 that Many was "receiving boys in his room." Diocese and order agreed to $900K settlement. Many denied wrongdoing. On Edmundites list 8/7/19. On Burlington VT diocese's list 8/22/19. Suit filed in Fall 2019 claiming abuse of a boy, age 7, during confession at Sacred Heart in Groton.

Fr. Jaime Marin-Cardona

Ordained: 2010
Status: Charged

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

From Colombia. In 12/19 the diocese announced credible allegations against Marin-Cardona involving a minor. In 9/19 parents of the child expressed concern to the diocese. Marin-Cardona was was placed on leave and sent to an "adult facility." Charged in 1/20 with child sexual abuse. The abuse allegedly occurred in 2014 and 2016 while Marin-Cardona was assigned to Our Lady of Guadalupe in Danbury, involving two boys. Marin-Cordona admitted to touching one of the boys on his groin multiple times of four years; his victim said the abuse started when he was age 12. The priest also admitted to touching the buttocks of the other boy. Pled not guilty in 2/20. Allegations substantiated by DCF. On diocese's list 1/22/20.

Fr. Vincent Marino

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Ordained: 1983
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Man filed suit 09/13 alleging abuse as a teenager by Marino at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Niantic. Marino allegedly would give him wine, buy him liquor, and watch porn with him before assaulting him. Plaintiff says he reported abuse when he was in his 20s but no action taken by Diocese. Marino was later transferred to another parish. Excardinated in 1989. Incardinated into the Archdiocese of Siracusa, Italy.

Bishop Richard P. McGann

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Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Per news in 3/11, the Hartford archdiocese had paid an undisclosed settlement in 2009 to a man who alleged sexual abuse by McGann 1975-77, beginning when man was age 12. The archdiocese said when confronted in 2011 that McGann was placed on administrative leave in 2005 without privileges. Archdiocese was still paying a stipend to McGann. Plaintiff in settlement was convicted in 1986 of killing his grandfather and was serving 60 years in a ME prison. McGann's name was included on the archdiocese's list 1/22/19. It notes that he had been sentenced by the Vatican 5/24/16 to a life of prayer and penance.

Br. K. Paul McGlade

Order: CFC
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

From Australia. Per news in 11/18, McGlade was named in lawsuits filed by 24 men claiming they were sexually assaulted as 11- to 15-year-old residents of the Academy at Mount Saint John for at risk children in Deep River CT, 1986-96. McGlade was a teacher at the school and executive director from 1990. McGlade was reportedly accused in most of the suits of sexual abuse, including masturbation, forced oral sex and sodomy. The suits also say that complaints of McGlade sexually abusing children were made to the diocese but disregarded. McGlade died in 2013. As of 12/20 there were 35 lawsuits alleging abuse by McGlade. A plaintiffs' attorney stated that another was to be filed and that over 50 plaintiffs were expected. Also accused of abuse of boys prior his to arrival in CT.

Fr. Albert McGoldrick

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Ordained: 1978
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Accusation in 2002 to that McGoldrick and two other priests abused a boy 1979-83, starting when the boy was 15. The accuser met with the bishop; all three priests soon resigned from their parish assignments and were placed on leave. Claim(s) settled by diocese in 10/03 as part of massive $21M settlement with 40 people claiming abuse by 16 priests. No known assignments 1989-94. Later worked for Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy. Laicized 2005.

Fr. Edward P. McGrath

Order: SDB
Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Taught briefly at Salesian High School in New Rochelle, NY, later assigned to St. Thomas More School in Montville. First allegation received there in 2000. School began an investigation and sent out letters to alumni and parents. Allegations found credible. Another accuser came forward in 2004. McGrath died in 1998 at age 62 of cirrhosis and liver cancer. Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19. Included in 3/20 on the Salesians' list of credibly accused.

Fr. Daniel C. McSheffery

Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Removed from ministry 5/10/02. Accused of abuse of at least eight boys at St. Augustine School in Hartford in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Named in at least six civil suits. At least eight of the claims settled as part of the 10/05 massive settlement with the archdiocese involved allegations against McSheffery. Possible $1.6M settlement. Retired to FL. Additional suit filed 8/07 claimed abuse in 1974. Case settled for $785K in 2009. McSheffery died 6/15/14. Lawsuit filed 2/27/17 alleged abuse of altar boy at St. George's in Guilford over five years, beginning when the boy was age nine in 1977. On archdiocese's list 1/22/19.

Fr. Michael Joseph Miller

Ordained: 2001
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Worked in Buffalo NY diocese at St. Francis High in 1993 and 2000-03. Parochial vicar at St. Paul in Kensington, CT 2006-2011. Removed by Order 7/4/11 for inappropriate contact with a minor. Hospitalized 7/11 during police investigation. Personal computer confiscated. Arrested 7/12/11; charged with 5 counts of risk of injury or impairing morals of a minor, improper text and facebook messages. Implicated by at least 9 minors. Re-arrested 6/12 for possession of child porn. Pled guilty to all charges 5/1/13. Privileges permanently removed. Sentenced to 5 years prison and 20 years probation. On Hartford archdiocese's list 1/22/19.

Fr. Peter G. Mitchell

Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Information released 9/19/14 showed that Mitchell had been named as an abuser in a civil suit filed 11/12. Retired in 2001. Suit was set for trial 11/14. No criminal charges filed. He allegedly sexually violated a boy in the priest's car and home on Colony Road in New Haven. Mitchell died 5/20/16. On Hartford archdiocese's list 1/22/19. On Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19. It notes that he was removed from ministry in 2001.

Seminarian Leonardo Montoya

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Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

From Colombia.Third-year seminary student for the Bridgeport Diocese when criminally charged with molesting a 16-year-old girl in 11/03 while she slept. Pled not guilty. Immediately dismissed from seminary. The girl said he groped her during a car ride to her home and then appeared in her room twice during the night and tried to molest her. Jury found him guilty in 1/05. Sentenced to 1 year in jail, suspended after 90 days served, and 3 years probation. Appeals Court upheld conviction in 8/08.

Fr. Joseph P. Moore

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Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Quietly removed from parish assignment in 1997 after allegations of sexual misconduct. Two parents met with diocese officials in 1995 to complain that Moore had abused their sons. No action for another two years. Name not revealed until 4/02. Allegations reportedly first surfaced in 1970s. Worked outside the diocese 1983-97. Was at Franciscan University in Steubenville OH 1986-89. Settlements in 2001, 2003 and 2004. Laicized in 2004. Per diocesan report in 2019, Moore abused teens on camping and ski trips in the 1970s. One man alleging abuse said Moore threatened to kill him. Moore was sent to alcohol rehab then transferred to another parish. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there were 5 victims, all males ages 8-18, abused 1972-79.

Fr. Robert P. Morrissey

Ordained: 1976
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Allegation in 12/02 by a man that he had been abused separately by Morrissey and two other priests 1979-83 when he was ages 15-19. All three placed on leave. In 2003, accusations surfaced that $500K was missing from an authorized brokerage account at Morrissey's last church. Claims included in massive $21M settlement in 10/03 with 40 people allegedly abused by 16 priests. Died 10/2/14 in Jupiter FL, where he had been living. Five cases re four priests, including Morrissey, settled 5/17. Accused in a 9/18 suit of abuse of a boy at St. Mary's in Ridgefield in the 1990s. Settlement 3/19. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there were three victims, all boys ages 12-17, abused 1981-98.

Fr. Edward J. Muha

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Ordained: 1945
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Died 2/11/02. Accused in 2004 of abusing a 7- or 8-year-old boy at Immaculate Conception in Terryville in 1970. Claim included in a 10/05 $22M settlement between the archdiocese and 45 plaintiffs claiming abuse by 14 priests. Name included on the archdiocese's list 1/22/19.

Fr. Jeremiah Murasso

Ordained: 1979
Status: Cleared

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Placed on leave 7/1/15 due to accusation of sexual abuse of a minor more than 20 years previously at St. Francis Children's Home, New Haven, where he was Director 1992-95. Pastor of two Waterbury parishes since 2012 at time of removal: Blessed Sacrament and Shrine of St. Anne. Assigned in past to parishes in East Haven, Meriden, Naugatuck and South Windsor. Archdiocesan investigation found allegations "unsubstantial" and cleared Murasso to return to ministry in 12/15.

Fr. William R. Nagle

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Ordained: 1927
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/22/19. It notes one allegation of abuse, reported after Nagle's death. Died in 1979. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, Nagle's victim was a 13-year-old boy, abused 1973-76. (Not to be confused with Msgr. William A. Nagle.)

Fr. Gavin O’Connor

Ordained: 1977
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Two brothers filed separate suits alleging abuse by O'Connor. One settled in 1989, the other in 1998 for $200K. Bishop Egan suspended O'Connor in 1/89 and persuaded him to leave the priesthood. Egan personally took laicization petition to Rome. Removed from ministry and laicized in 1989. Per a 6/02 article, Egan paid O'Connor around $17K - $20K to cover personal debts and living expenses when he left the priesthood. A 2019 report commissioned by the diocese states there were five victims, all boys ages 13-19, four of them brothers, abused 1977-85.

Fr. Eugene F. Orteneau

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1982
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Accused in a 2005 civil suit of abuse of a 16-year-old boy in 1992 at St. Thomas Aquinas in Storrs. Settled in 5/07 for $1.2M. Diocese to pay 1/4 and order to pay remainder. Plaintiff's sister had notified Diocese in 2003 of abuse of two other youths but did not mention her brother. Orteneau left the parish in 1994. Dismissed from the Order in 2003. Died 4/8/09 in Huntersville, NC. Included on the Jesuits Northeast Province list of credibly accused 1/15/19. It notes allegations received in 2005 of abuse of minors 1992-95. Included on the Fall River diocese's list in 1/21, where he had been assigned at some point to Bishop Connolly High School.

Fr. J. Lawrence Ouimet

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Ordained: 1974
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/22/19. It notes he resigned, and was appointed in 1999 as Parochial Vicar with restricted ministry. Per his obituary he worked in many parishes, and was "very active with many fire companies in the state." Died 2/16/02. Suit filed in 11/19 with claims Ouimet plied a teenage boy with alcohol and engaged in grooming behaviors toward him sometime prior to 1988. Ouimet allegedly invited the teen to share a bed with him, talked about sex and masturbation, and disrobed and stood naked in front of the boy, demanding that he disrobe and join him in a hot tub.

Fr. Joseph Owens

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Northeast Province on its list 1/15/19. Admitted in 1992 to abusing minors 1970s-1990s. Ministry restricted in 1993 and "impeded" 2002. Worked in Jamaica (1970-77), CT (1978-79), FL (1980-82), Honduras (1983-2002) and Nicaragua (2003-06). On Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19.

Fr. Louis S. Paturzo

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Placed on leave in 5/02 after allegations that he fondled at least two adolescent boys in the early 1970s. Both incidents are believed to have occurred while Paturzo was still in seminary. One youth's parents reported the abuse to police in 1993. Police investigated but could not prove anything. Sent for psych evaluation and treatment, then reassigned. Removed without privileges in 2002. Named in 10/05 settlement between archdiocese and 43 plaintiffs involving 14 priests. Sued in 2/08. On the archdiocese's list 1/22/19. On Norwich diocese's list, 2/22/19. Laicized in 2008.

Fr. Raymond Paul

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Per 8/03 article, a man claimed Paul molested him at age 15 for three weeks as he lay in a hospital with burns suffered in a house fire. He said he told his mom at the time but she was afraid to tell. Paul was hospital chaplain. Sources say the archdiocese settled a similar case by another man but diocese spokesman said they "are not aware of that." Included in 10/05 settlement between the archdiocese and 43 plaintiffs involving 14 priests. Two men filed civl suit 9/29/08 claiming abuse by Paul at the same hospital. New suit filed 6/12. On the archdiocese's list 1/22/19. It notes that Paul was removed from ministry 2/21/96, and died 7/4/08.

Fr. Raymond Pcolka

Ordained: 1965
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

A woman told the diocese in 1989 that Pcolka had abused her son. Sent for treatment in 1989; allowed to return to ministry. Doctors were not told that a girl previously reported abuse by the priest in 1983. Named in several 1993 suits claiming abuse of 16 boys and girls. Suspended, sent for evaluation in 1993. Pcolka walked out of a psychiatric treatment center. A woman settled 2001. Many claims settled in 10/03 $21M settlement. Laicized in 2004. Died 11/09. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there were 28 victims, boys and girls ages 5-14, abused 1965-90.

Fr. Robert Leo Pelkington

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Order: OP
Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Surrendered to police in 2000 after being charged with abusing two brothers 12/98-4/99. Had been removed and in treatment at St. Luke's prior to surrendering. Assigned to parish in NY state 1995-99; apparently was visiting in CT at time of assaults. Convicted. Got three years suspended sentence and 10 years probation. Listed on sex offender registry in Washington, D.C. as of 8/09. On Dominicans St. Joseph Province list in late 2018. On Hartford archdiocese's list 1/22/19. On Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19. Laicized in 2011. Died in 2015. Added to Columbus diocese's list 12/3/19.

Fr. Donald Petraitis

Order: MIC
Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Accused of abuse of a boy in the early 1960s when Petraitis was 'filling in' at St. Mary's parish in Norwich. Alleged victim said he told Rev. Donat Jette during confession and that Jette then abused him, too. Per 2002 OCD Petraitis was Provincial of the Marian's Office in Chicago. One article refers to him as Superior of the Marians St. Kazimierz Province in the USA, and former General of the Congregation. Denied the allegations. Died 6/12/12. Not included on the Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19.

Fr. Paul A. Pinard

Order: SSE
Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Ordained in VT for the Edmundites. Per obituary, worked in AL 1960-61 in a Selma parish and as Assistant Director of the Don Bosco Boys Club in Quebec parishes 1961-64, 1969-72, and 1989-91. Director of St. Anne's Shrine in VT 1964-68 and parish administrator in Alburgh 1967-69. St. Michael's College board member 1984-88. Procurator 1991-95 of the Edmundite Generalate in VT, procurator and treasurer of St. Edmund's Retreat in Mystic CT 1995-2004. Removed from parish in Quebec in 1991 after an allegation of sexual misconduct with minors in the 1980s. Substantiated. In 1/05 Norwich bishop learned of allegations and asked order to remove him from diocese. Retired to order's residence in FL in 2004, to Selma AL in 2013, and to VT in 2016. Died 6/12/17. On Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19. On Edmundites list 8/7/19.

Fr. Edmund P. Power

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Former chaplain and teacher at Fairfield College Preparatory School 1962-65 and 1968-76. Died in 1976. In 2/03, allegations of abuse were received by the school. Included on the Jesuits Northeast Province list of credibly accused 1/15/19. It notes allegations received in 2003 and 2011 of abuse of minors 1972-76 and 1969-71.

Fr. James F.X. Pratt

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1986
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Placed on leave in 2003 from position at Vanderbilt University in TN after an allegation that he abused a Fairfield Prep in CT high school senior while on faculty there as a seminarian in the early 1980s. Worked 2005-12 at the Jesuit Historical Institute in Rome. Included on the Jesuits Northeast Province list of credibly accused 1/15/19. It notes allegations received in 2003 of abuse of minors in the 1980s. Last known in 2020 to have been living at Loyola House in Boston, MA.

Fr. Bruno Primavera

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Priest of Toronto, Canada archdiocese. Sent to Norwich diocese with warning that he was known to seek out teen boys. Civil suits filed 2001 and 2002 alleged abuse of two boys at parishes in CT in late 1970s. Sent for treatment. Transferred to Las Cruces NM diocese. Arrested there 1990 for abuse and child porn. Sentenced to four years' prison. Laicized. Died 1/17/06. In 11/06 Norwich diocese settled 2002 suit by one man for $1.1M. Remaining suit settled 1/07 for $2M. On Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/18. It notes reports of abuse in 1990 and in 2016. Assigned to NMMI and Assumption parish in Roswell 1989-90. On Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19; removed from ministry there in 1980. On Hartford list 1/22/19; NW Catholic HS faculty 1981, removed after two months. Lived at an Enfield parish 1981-83, helped out. Removed from ministry 1990 by Toronto.

Fr. William P. Przybylo

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Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Two claims against Przybylo were settled by the Hartford archdiocese, as announced 10/31/05. Przybylo was accused in 2003 of sexually abusing two altar boys in the 1970s. Przybylo acquiesced in the settlement but maintained his innocence and was not removed from ministry. On the archdiocese's list 1/22/19. It notes that Przybylo was removed from ministry 9/22/08 and sentenced by the Vatican 10/21/15 to a life of prayer and penance.

Fr. John B. Ramsay

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Priest of the Diocese of Norwich. Named publicly as accused by the Hartford archdiocese on its list 1/22/19. Volunteered and taught religious ed at St. Adalbert's in Enfield 1978-79. Allegation received after his death.On the Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19. It notes that allegations were received sometime after his 1977 retirement. Died 7/26/94.

Fr. Edward J. Reardon

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Ordained: 1931
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Died in 1991. Accused in a civil suit filed 3/04 of abuse of a 15- to 16-year-old boy 1971-72. Claims against Reardon were included in the 10/05 $22M settlement between the archdiocese and 43 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 14 priests. On the archdiocese's list 1/22/19. On Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19.

Fr. John W. Rudy

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Order: OFM
Ordained: 1977
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph's in Winsted, CT 1993-98. Removed by his order in 1998. Arrested 7/98, accused of improperly touching an 18-year-old male. Arrested again 9/98, accused of improperly touching a 9-year-old boy two years before, when the boy was age 7. Pled no contest to charges of fourth-degree sexual assault and disorderly conduct in 11/99; the plea kept him out of jail and off sex offender registry. Sentenced to one year suspended prison term, two years probation. Sent to treatment. On the Hartford archdiocese's list 1/22/19.

Fr. Martin P. Ryan

Ordained: 1976
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Monsignor. In 2002 a woman claimed Ryan sexually abused her when she was a teenager in 1970s. She said she told the diocese about it but they didn't suspend him because he had an unblemished record and had not abused boys. She said there were at least two other victims. Her claim settled 10/03 as part of $21M settlement with 40 people. Ryan was only active priest named in settlement. Remained active until 5/11 when removed for sexual harassment of adult female. Later worked as administrator of new parish before becoming pastor in 1/14. In 3/19 still pastor of Our Lady of Grace in Stratford.

Fr. John R. Sansonetti

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Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Name included on the diocese's list 3/22/19 of clergy on whose behalf settlements were paid related to allegations of sexual abuse of minors. The allegations against Sansonetti were not determined to be credible. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, Sansonetti was accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy in 1976-77. He went on leave in 1984 and requested laicization in 1987.

Br. Thomas Sawyer

Order: CSC
Status: None

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Educator in schools across the U.S. Was IT director for Holy Cross HS in Waterbury, living at St. John Vianney in West Hartford when another clergy member reported to police he saw images of naked children on Sawyer's computer. Order moved Sawyer to upstate NY when police investigation started. Arrested in 4/16, charged with possession of child pornography. Sawyer may have downloaded thousands of photos of naked children, mostly pre-teen males.

Fr. Thomas W. Shea

Ordained: 1946
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Removed from ministry in 1984, per diocese's list 2/22/29. Accused in 2004 of molesting at least 16 girls in 11 parishes in the diocese over 30 years. The abuse was often referred to in church records as "prolonged kissing" and not as sexual abuse. Parents would complain and Shea would be transferred. Vatican refused to laicize in 2005. Died in 2006. One woman's civil suit settled 12/08. Another woman's 11/08 suit settled for $1.1M in 9/12 just before trial was to begin.

Fr. Kenneth H. Shiner

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Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 2001 of abusing a boy 1980-84, beginning when the boy was age 14. Shiner allegedly would take the boy out for dinner and drinks before molesting him at the rectory. Shiner denied the abuse. Removed from ministry 6/25/01. Claims included in 10/05 $22M settlement with Archdiocese involving 14 priests. Laicized 4/29/16. On the archdiocese's list 1/22/19.

Sister Seraphia

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

A member of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth (CSFN). Accused publicly In 3/19 by a man of abusing him multiple times as a first-grader, age 6, at St. Joseph's in Norwich. She was his teacher. He said the abuse included rape, physical abuse and threats that, if he told, she could take him from his parents. He was hospitalized 3 times with bladder infections, and genital and hip bruising, and has hospital bills with info about the injuries. He said his parents told doctors, nurses and police the nun abused him. The man met with Bishop Cote in 2004, who offered to settle, but then did not. Cote told the man in 2006 that the nun's order was responsible. The diocese said it would investigate and that in 2004 it had informed law enforcement and the Dept. of Children and Families. Per the order, Seraphia left them in 1989 and died 3/25/12. They would not release her given name. Her accuser said she also abused at least two other students, including a girl he liked.

Deacon Matthew J. Skurat

Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Deacon. Name included on the diocese's list 3/22/19 of clergy on whose behalf settlements were paid related to allegations of sexual abuse of minors.The allegations against Skurat were not determined to be credible. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, Skurat was accused of abuse of a boy, age 10, 1983-91. In 2003 Skurat resigned and his faculties were removed. He was reinstated in 2004. Died 9/4/13.

Fr. Gregory M. Smith

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Monsignor. Placed on leave in 2002. Accused of becoming sexually involved with two teenage girls in late 1960s-early 1970s. One girl told Bishop Genuario in 1969. The other filed repeated complaints with church officials over many years but nothing done. She filed suit in 1997; dismissed on SOL. Bishop Lori explained that he kept Smith working because allegations involved "people who were very near attaining the age of majority... ." Per diocese's list updated 3/22/19, Smith had a single allegation against him.

Fr. Eugene Alphonse Solega

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Ordained: 1941
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Died i8/18/85. In 10/18 a 59-year-old man told a news outlet that Solega sexually abused him when he was a 13-year-old altar boy at St. John's in Old Saybrook. Solega's accuser, along with his therapist, met with Bishop Cote in 4/18. They said Cote apologized repeatedly. The man's therapist reportedly later asked Cote in writing for some financial help for her client who needed inpatient alcohol treatment. As of 2/19 the bishop had not responded. Solega's name was not included on the Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19.

Fr. John J. Stronkowski

Ordained: 1985
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Placed on leave in 5/14. Per Bishop Caggiano in a letter to parishioners, leave was for "persistent absenteeism.....growing difficulties with both the staff and lay leaders and other personal and administrative shortcomings." In 6/16 Stronkowski's name was on diocese's list of credibly accused, noting an incident of abuse of a minor in the 1990s. Faculties removed. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese there was one victim, an 11-year-old boy, abused in 1999.

Fr. Charles W. Stubbs

Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Stubbs was removed from his parish in 1997 because of sexual misconduct allegations. Three other men came forward after Stubbs was suspended in 1997. Still on leave per the 2002 Catholic Directory. Per one article, there were also "questions of financial impropriety." Claims settled as part of $21M settlement in 10/03. Laicized 2004. Suit by plaintiffs alleging abuse in 1970s was filed 3/11. A 2019 report commissioned by the diocese shows there were 18 victims, all boys ages 9-17, abused 1964-93.

Br. Michael Benedict Taylor

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Order: FPM
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Per 6/02 article, Taylor, a former monk of the Presentation Brothers order and teacher at all-girls Catholic school in Connecticut, resigned after it was revealed that he was "defrocked" for allegedly molesting boys in Trinidad in 1997. He was principal of a school in Trinidad but quit in 1997 after several alleged victims came forward. More victims came forward in 2002.

Fr. Paschal Thomas

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Died: 10/9/2015
Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

From India, arrived in the U.S. in 1959, shortly after ordination. Joined the Benedictines in 1979. Named publicly as accused by the Norwich diocese on its list 2/22/19, as "Thomas Paschal." It notes only that he was reassigned by the Benedictines in 1993. On the Conception Abbey Benedictines' in MO list 8/5/19. Died 10/9/15 in MO.

Fr. Edward Julian Tissera

Ordained: 1989
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

From Sri-Lanka. Several names: Edward Warnakulasuriya, Edward Tissera, W. Edward Julian Tissera. Accused in 7/11 of molesting a 17- or 18-year-old male during confession at St. Bernard's, Simsbury. Suspended. Arrested. Pled no contest 9/12. Accused in a 9/14 lawsuit of repeated sexual assault of a 13- to 14-yr-old boy 2000-2001, while associate pastor of St. John the Evangelist, Watertown, CT. Abuse said to have occurred in rectory bedroom, after he invited the boy for spiritual guidance and counseling. Settled in 10/16. Laicized 5/29/18. On the archdiocese's list 1/22/19.

Fr. Robert J. Valentine

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Ordained: 1969
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Name included on the diocese's list 3/22/19 of clergy on whose behalf settlements were paid related to allegations of sexual abuse of minors. The allegations against Valentine were not determined to be credible. He was accused of the sexual abuse of a girl, age 17, in 1984. Absent without leave in 1999, faculties withdrawn in 2001.

Fr. Enrique Vasquez

Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Priest of the Diocese of Ciudad Quesada, Costa Rico. Charged in Costa Rica with abuse of a child in 1994. Fled to Connecticut. Worked as a priest in both New York and Hartford. Convicted in absentia in 2005 by a Costa Rican court and sentenced to 12 years in prison. Arrested in 4/07 in Honduras under a warrant from Interpol.

Fr. Vincent J. Veich

Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Placed on leave 4/02 after a woman alleged he had abused her as a minor. He admitted sexual misconduct with the then 17-year-old girl in the late 1970s. Claim(s) against Veich settled by diocese as part of massive $21M settlement in 10/03 involving 40 plaintiffs and 16 priests.

Fr. Felix Werpechowski

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Ordained: 1929
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Named publicly as accused by the Hartford archdiocese on its list 1/22/19. On Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19. Retired 5/31/71. Died 1/22/72, prior to receipt of allegations. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there were three allegations, of abuse of boys ages 5-14, occurring 1946-51.

Fr. Francis C. Wissel

Ordained: 1977
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Monsignor. Per documents released in 2009, the diocese paid two men $20K each in 2004 to settle claims of abuse in late 1970s-early 1980s. The men claimed they were abused by Wissel and former Vicar General Genuario. Money was for therapy for three years and settlements referred to "disputed claims." Accusers had recently learned that the priests were still active. Pastor of St. Mary Parish in Greenwich and founder of a home for underprivileged boys in Bridgeport. Both priests denied the allegations. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there were allegations that Wissel abused three boys, ages 12 and 13, in 1979, 1982 and 1985. The diocese did not determine the allegations to be credible. Wissel died 6/19/14.

Fr. Peter J. Zizka

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Two suits filed in 1995 alleged abuse by Zizka in the 1970s while the female plaintiffs were children. Files in the suits were sealed until 1998. Another suit filed in 7/97. Zizka was not removed from his assignment until 1999. All three cases settled and the files were again sealed. By 10/02 a total of five lawsuits had been filed against Zizka. All settled. Per the archdiocese on its list 1/22/19, Zizka was laicized in 2002.