Man Testifies He Was Molested by Priest in Derby, Courant Reports

Valley Independent Sentinel
January 25, 2012

A 43-year-old man testified that he was molested in the 1980s by a priest who was assigned to a grammar school in Derby, the Hartford Courant reported Tuesday (Jan. 24).

The victim, identified only as "Jacob Doe," took the stand during the first day of a trial in a civil lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford.

The lawsuit claims the Archdiocese knew that the priest, Ivan Ferguson, was a pedophile, but kept transferring to different assignments when complaints arose.

Ferguson died in 2002, according to the Courant.


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