EGAN UNDER FIRE (Documents show Connecticut priests worked despite allegations)

Secret court documents reveal that New York Cardinal Edward Egan allowed several priests facing multiple accusations of sexual abuse to continue working for years, while he served as bishop of the Bridgeport Roman Catholic Diocese.  The documents show that Egan failed to investigate aggressively some abuse allegations, did not refer complaints to criminal authorities and, during closed testimony in 1999, suggested that a dozen people who made complaints of rape, molestation and beatings against the same priest may all have been lying.

(Hartford, Connecticut)