Diocese pays out $3.55 million in abuse settlements

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport has agreed to pay $3.55 million to five men who claim in lawsuits they were sexually abused as children by priests. The claimed abuse occurred from the late 1980s to the early 2000s by three priests, Rev. Walter Coleman, Rev. Robert Morrissey and Rev. Larry Jensen, in Bridgeport, Brookfield, Danbury and Ridgefield. The settlements … read more

Sexual abuse: Former Ridgefield pastor part of Bridgeport Diocese settlement

Legal settlements over sexual abuse allegations against four now deceased priests — including Robert Morrissey, former pastor of St. Mary’s Parish in Ridgefield — have been reached between the Diocese of Bridgeport and five victims. The settlements were announced by the Bridgeport law firm Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney P.C., which represented all the victims. Morrissey served as pastor of St. … read more

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