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Norwich Diocese Announces Child Abuse Investigation

Patrick Semansky

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich, Connecticut announced this weekit has hired a retired judge to investigate claims of child sexual abuse. The investigation is similar to ones done recently in the Diocese of Bridgeport and Hartford. 

The Bishop of Norwich says retired Connecticut superior court judge Michael Riley is leading the investigation. His statement says Riley has been given access to all Diocese records dating back to its founding in 1953. 

The announcement comes a year after the diocese published a list of nearly 50 credibly accused clergy. That list was updated last month and is available on the diocese website.

Anyone with information can call 844-311-2111 to make a report or visit the diocese reporting website.