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.


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