MIDDLETOWN — A dozen area priests who once served in the Norwich Diocese were named as investigated for “allegations of substance,” in connection with a “scourge of sexual abuse of minors by clergy,” according to a statement released Sunday by Archbishop Michael Cote.
In all, 43 priests in the district, which encompasses the eastern part of Connecticut, are accused. The Hartford Courant reported this Sunday. Several of the priests worked for parishes in Middlesex County. However, claims were not filed pertaining to their time working in these towns.