Fr. James Gay
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.
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