Fr. Charles Many – Diocese of Norwich

Father Charles Many 

Diocese of Norwich (Society of St. Edmund)

Charles Many Diocese of Norwich Horowitz LawOrdained: 1974

Removed: 1986

Left priesthood: 1994

Laicized: 1995

Assigned as follows:

  • 1978-1981: Sacred Heart (Groton, CT)
  • 1978-1981: St. Joseph (Noank, CT)
  • 1981-1986: St. Lawrence (Essex Junction, VT)
  • 1986-1994: Edmundite Generalate (Burlington, VT)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Charles Many:

Fr. Charles Many was ordained a priest of the Society of Saint Edmund in 1974, who served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Norwich. According to media reports, in 1986, Many was removed from his position as associate pastor of St. Lawrence Church after being accused of sexually abusing a young parishioner.

According to media reports, in 1994, he was accused of sexually abusing two altar boys while assigned to Sacred Heart in Groton, Connecticut sometime between 1978-1981. In 2015, he was named in a lawsuit alleging child sexual abuse which was ultimately settled for $900K. In 2019, another lawsuit was filed claiming Fr. Many sexually abused a 7-year-old boy during confession.

In 2019, Many’s name was included on multiple dioceses lists of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse including the Diocese of Norwich list the Diocese of Burlington list, as well as on the Edmundites list

Many’s current whereabouts and whether he has access to children are unknown.

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