Fr. Eugene Alphonse Solega

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Ordained: 1941
Status: Accused

Died: 08/18/1985
Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Died 8/18/85. In 10/18 a 59-year-old man told a news outlet that Solega sexually abused him when he was a 13-year-old altar boy at St. John’s in Old Saybrook. Solega’s accuser, along with his therapist, met with Bishop Cote in 4/18. They said Cote apologized repeatedly. The man’s therapist reportedly later asked Cote in writing for some financial help for her client who needed inpatient alcohol treatment. As of 2/19 the bishop had not responded. Solega’s name was not included on the Norwich diocese’s list 2/22/19.

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