Man Files Lawsuit against the Diocese of Norwich, Catholic Church for Sexual Assault Claims

By RJ Scofield
The Patch
August 29, 2016

A Woodstock man has filed a lawsuit against the Diocese of Norwich, a retired bishop and the Catholic Church, The Day reported.

Jonathan Roy, 37, said he was sexually assaulted hundreds of times by Catholic priest Paul Herbert while serving as an altar boy in the 1990ís, according to The Day. Roy had served at the Holy Trinity Church in Pomfret.

The complaint claims that Roy was bribed by Herbert to not tell anyone, and had also been blindfolded, photographed and video taped, The Day reported. The Diocese had previously settled lawsuits with two other boys who claimed Herbert assaulted them.








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