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.


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