A former Connecticut altar boy who says he was sexually abused by a now deceased Roman Catholic priest has sued the Archdiocese of Hartford.
The Republican American reports that the lawsuit filed Wednesday by 46-year-old Kevin Distasio alleges negligence and reckless and wanton conduct by the archdiocese.
Distasio, in 1980, the Church of the Sacred Sacrament in the Church of the altar boy Rev. Rev. He said he was abused by Walter Vichas. Vichas died in 2008.
The outfit said the archbishop did not inspect or dismiss Vichas. He also says that Archidioces failed to investigate Vichas’ suspicious behavior and that he could not develop a policy to report sexual abuse of the clergy.
The tool searches for unspecified damages.
A diosan spokesman said by e-mail that the archbishop did not comment on the ongoing case.
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