Former Danbury Priest Accused of Sexual Abuse of Minor: Report

Author: Joe Lipovich
Date Published: 05/09/2017

Breaking: The priest has been removed from his current post.

DANBURY, CT — A former priest of the St. Anthony Maronite Church in Danbury has been removed from his post amid a “substantiated” allegation of sexual abuse of a minor while working in Danbury, reports Maine’s The Morning Sentinel. Rev. Larry Jensen “can not represent himself as a priest anymore,” Michael Thomas, vicar general of the Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn, NY, told the newspaper Monday morning after an allegation of sexual abuse was “substantiated.”

Thomas also told the paper the alleged abuse victim was a male, close to the age of 18 but not yet 18. Thomas also told the newspaper that when he confronted Jensen, “he didn’t admit it, but he didn’t deny it.”

According to the News Times, Jensen was an accountant before joining the priesthood and joined the Danbury church in 1998. He left for Waterville, Maine in 2009.

Read more from the Morning Sentinel and the News Times here