Fr. Henry A. Albeke
Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT
Multiple allegations. Placed on leave in 8/2002 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) were settled by the Diocese in a massive settlement in 10/2003. The Diocese paid $21M to 40 people with claims of abuse by 16 priests. Laicized in 2007. Per a report commissioned by the Diocese in 2019, Holzberg abused a girl, age 14, in 1976; a boy, age 12 in 1976-1977; a boy, age 16 in 1978.
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