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Priest Being Investigated

EAST WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) _ The Archdiocese of Hartford says police and state child welfare officials are investigating a child sexual abuse complaint against a Roman Catholic priest in East Windsor.

Church officials announced the investigation of Father Paul Gotta on Monday. They say Gotta has been placed on administrative leave until the matter is resolved in the legal system.

Gotta is the administrator of St. Philip and St. Catherine churches in East Windsor. He declined to comment and has not been charged with any crime.

Earlier this year, Gotta alerted authorities about an 18-year-old local man who allegedly was making bombs at his home. The man, Kyle Bass, was arrested and has pleaded not guilty to bomb and weapon charges.

Police say they found numerous bomb-making materials and firearms at Bass’s home.


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