Lawyer for Embattled Seymour Priest Tries to Block Release of Deposition Transcripts

Waterbury Republican-American
September 23, 2010

An attorney for a local priest accused of sexually abusing two men has asked the court to issue a protective order to prohibit the release of any videotapes or transcripts of his client's deposition, according to court records.

Hugh Keefe, who is representing the Rev. Stephen Bzdrya, has filed a motion in New Haven Superior Court to seek a court order to prohibit Attorney Joel Faxon, who represents the two men, from releasing the information to the public, and specifically, the news media.

According to the motion, Keefe is asking for the court order to protect the reputation of Bzdyra, who will invoke his Fifth Amendment right not to testify during his deposition.

The hearing in the matter started last month. Bzdyra is currently scheduled for deposition on Oct. 5.


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