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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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Fr. Charles Many (Edmundite) – Diocese of Burlington

Father Charles Many 

Diocese of Burlington

Ordained: 1974

Removed: 1986

Left priesthood: 1994

Laicized: 1995 

Assigned as follows:

  • 1974-1978      St. Mary (Greenfield Park, Quebec, Canada)
  • 1978-1981      (Groton and Noank, CT) 
  • 1981-1986      St. Lawrence (Essex Junction, VT)
  • 1986-1994      Edmundite Generalate (Burlington, VT)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Charles Many:

According to media reports, in 1986, Father Charles Many, an Edmundite priest, was accused of sexual misconduct with a boy in Vermont in 1978, while he was assigned to the Diocese of Norwich in Connecticut. He was removed from ministry immediately.

In 1994, another man alleged child sexual abuse by Father Many in Connecticut some time between 1978 through 1981. One suit was settled for $850,000 in October 2001, but the judge ordered a new trial. 

Father Many resigned from the priesthood in 1994, and was laicized in July 1995. In 2015, a man filed a lawsuit alleging that Father Many sexually abused him when he was a 14-year-old altar boy in the late 1970s-early 1980s at Sacred Heart in Groton. The priest denied any wrongdoing. According to the Edmundite’s archives, a file showed they knew that Father Many was “receiving boys in his room” as far back as 1976. The Diocese of Burlington and the Edmundite order agreed to a $900,000 settlement. 

“He has struggled throughout his life with periods of depression, with a lot of anxiety surrounding things that might seem unusual for a man, like fear of the dark, fear of unknown people, fear of loud noises,” the victim’s attorney said.

In August 2019, his name appeared publicly on the Edmundites’ and the Diocese of Burlington’s lists of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors.

In Fall 2019, he was named in a lawsuit alleging the sexual abuse of a 7-year-old boy, during confession at Sacred Heart in Groton.

Father Many’s current whereabouts are unknown. 

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Burlington.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Burlington, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Burlington now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims.  Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.