Priest Facing Sex Abuse Charges Claims He's Too Sick for Court

Waterbury Republican-American
October 9, 2010

SEYMOUR -- A local priest accused of sexually abusing two men has claimed to have an undisclosed medical condition that has made him unavailable to at­tend his deposition in New Haven Superior Court, according to court documents.

The Rev. Stephen Bzdyra, a local Roman Catholic priest, was scheduled to appear for his deposition earlier this week.

Attorney Joel Faxon, of New Haven, who represents the two men, has filed a motion to compel Bzdyra to appear for his deposition, and to produce evidence of his illness, he said.

Hugh F. Keefe Jr., who is representing Bzdyra, had recently filed a motion in court to seek a court order to prohibit Faxon from releasing any videotapes or transcripts of his client's deposition to the public, and specifically, the news media.


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