Editor, The Cheshire Herald:
I retired as a New Haven detective with 27 years of service, half spent as the department’s community youth coordinator. Sexual abuse of an innocent child by criminals within the Catholic Church and wherever else causes permanent damage to the victims, thus the Connecticut statute of limitations that protects these predators must be eliminated now.
Recently, State Senator Mae Flexer correctly stated that such legislation “was thwarted by the Catholic Church’s lobbying effort.” (Hartford Courant, Oct. 6, 2019) State Senator Martin Looney is president pro tempore of the Connecticut Senate and his influence is enormous. Everyone who cares about this crucial issue should contact him at 1-800-842-1420 and ask that he commit to advocating the abolishment of this cruel and unjust obstacle.
Thomas F. Morrissey, Jr.