Former Altar Boy Claims Former Guilford Priest Abused Him, Lawsuit Claims: Report

By Brian Mccready
March 1, 2017

GUILFORD, CT — A former altar boy at St. George's Church claims in a lawsuit that former parish priest, Daniel McSheffery, sexually abused him more than 250 times during a five-year period from 1977 until 1982, reports the Hartford Courant's David Altimari.

McSheffery died in 2014 and he had been involved in eight other lawsuits and the Archdiocese of Hartford, which is the lone defendant in this case, had previously settled claims against McSheffery and three other priests totaling $22 million back in 2005, the Courant reports.

McSheffery was the parish priest at St. George's from 1974 to 1986. The lawsuit claims that McSheffery mentored the youth including helping with homework, Altimari reports. Prior accusations, which the Archdiocese previously settled against McSheffery, centered on his time at St. Augustine's Church in Hartford, the Courant reports.


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