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.

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