- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) - A 37-year-old Connecticut man has filed a lawsuit against the Diocese of Norwich alleging he was sexually assaulted hundreds of times by a priest while serving as an altar boy during the 1990s.

The Day of New London reports (https://bit.ly/2bMO27L ) the complaint, filed earlier this month in New London Superior Court, claims that the priest, Paul Hebert, hand-picked the plaintiff to be an altar boy at age 11.

The diocese previously settled two lawsuits brought by men who were molested by Hebert when he served at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Pawcatuck from 1971 to 1981.

The complaint states that Hebert coerced the victim with alcohol and lavish gifts in exchange for his silence.

A diocese spokesman declined to comment on the lawsuit. Hebert died in 2010.

___

Information from: The Day, https://www.theday.com


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide