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    PASTOR SEX ASSAULTS The former pastor of a Connecticut church has been convicted of sexually assaulting female parishioners, including a 15-year-old girl who later had suicidal thoughts.  A jury Thursday found 59-year-old Francisco Moran guilty of second-degree sexual assault, fourth-degree sexual assault, risk of injury to a minor and coercion.  The assaults occurred in 2014 and 2015 when he was pastor at Good Samaritan Church in Old Lyme. Prosecutors say he inappropriately touched a woman who attended the church when she was at his Clinton home seeking help.  More »

    PASTOR GUILTY A pastor from Clinton was found guilty in Middlesex Superior Court yesterday on sexual assault and other charges. Francisco Moran was a pastor with The Good Samaritan Church in Old Lyme at the time of his arrest in 2015. He was accused of sexually assaulting a female parishoner and her 15-year-old daughter. Moran was ordered to turn over his passport and is being held on $2 million bond. His sentencing date was not immediately available.  More »

    OSTEN ALLEGEDLY HIT BY SON-IN-LAW A wild incident involving Sprague senator Cathy Osten leads to the arrest of her son-in-law.  Police say it all began when 39-year-old Timothy Stahl got into a heated argument with his wife at their Scotland Road home on May 16th.  Stahl was reportedly angry because his wife had called another man, who notified Norwich police that Stahl had been harassing him via telephone.  When officers arrived at Stahl’s home,  More »


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