Fr. Edward Julian Tissera

Ordained: 1989
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

From Sri-Lanka. Several names: Edward Warnakulasuriya, Edward Tissera, W. Edward Julian Tissera. Accused in 7/11 of molesting a 17- or 18-year-old male during confession at St. Bernard’s, Simsbury. Suspended. Arrested. Pled no contest 9/12. Accused in a 9/14 lawsuit of repeated sexual assault of a 13- to 14-yr-old boy 2000-2001, while associate pastor of St. John the Evangelist, Watertown, CT. Abuse said to have occurred in rectory bedroom, after he invited the boy for spiritual guidance and counseling. Settled in 10/16. Laicized 5/29/18. On the archdiocese’s list 1/22/19.


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