Fr. Martin P. Ryan

Ordained: 1976
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Monsignor. In 2002 a woman claimed Ryan sexually abused her when she was a teenager in 1970s. She said she told the diocese about it but they didn’t suspend him because he had an unblemished record and had not abused boys. She said there were at least two other victims. Her claim settled 10/03 as part of $21M settlement with 40 people. Ryan was only active priest named in settlement. Remained active until 5/11 when removed for sexual harassment of adult female. Later worked as administrator of new parish before becoming pastor in 1/14. In 3/19 still pastor of Our Lady of Grace in Stratford.

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