Prior East Haven Pastor Accused of Sexually Abusing St. Francis Home Student

By Rachel Ettlinger
July 10, 2015

[Father Jeremiah N. Murasso, Ph.D. - Graduation Theological Foundation]

Rev. Jeremiah N. Murasso, current pastor of two Waterbury parishes since 2012, has been suspended after he was accused of sexually abusing a minor at the St. Francis Home for Children, a school which he was the director from 1992 to 1995, according to the New Haven Register.

Murasso has served at St. Joseph Church in New Haven from 1982 to 1985 and at St. Vincent de Paul Church in East Haven from 1985 to 1989, the Register reported.

Murasso has been placed on administrative leave “until this allegation is resolved,” the Register reported. Criminal charges have yet to be filed.

Anyone with information about Murasso, or other suspected abusers, is asked to contact secular officials, not church officials, because bishops have had a history of allowing priests to remain in positions of power after they’re accused of being abusers, the Register reported.


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