Testimony Ends in Church Abuse Civil Suit

Fox 44
August 22, 2008

Testimony wrapped up Friday in the latest civil lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington.

The jury heard testimony by video from now retired Bishop Kenneth Angell about how the Diocese of Burlington handled the situation involving allegations of a priest molesting altar boys.

On videotape, Bishop Angell said there was no procedure to handle these types of situations in the 1970s. He said he would have gotten advice from his lawyers before alerting police.

The alleged victim says he was molested 30 years ago by Father Edward Paquette, 20 to 50 times.

Closing arguments are expected to start Monday.


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