Michael "Dawgbite" Powel (1958 - 2008)

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Below is a passage from Mike's post on Thursday, May 15, 2008 - Easton, CT. makes nicer Sign For child molester Toth

    "A former city resident, who last year won a $10.9 million judgment against a former landscaper he claims sexually abused him at St. Theresa's Church in Trumbull more than 30 years ago, sued the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport Thursday. In the lawsuit, filed in Superior Court, Michael Powel claims the diocese was negligent in failing to prevent the landscaper, Carlo Fabbozzi, from sexually abusing him. The suit also claims that Fabbozzi, after abusing Powel, turned him over to the Rev. Joseph Gorecki, who also abused Powel. "There is no question that he [Fabbozzi] was a diocese employee and I have evidence to support that," said Powel's lawyer, Helen McGonigle. "Fabbozzi was an usher in the church, he was director of CYO [Catholic Youth Organization], he was intimately involved with the parish."

"Mike's plan was to use his $10.9 million settlement and continue to pursue his lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport

A passage from Mike's post on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - Another Editor ways in on changing Toth Park name

    "McGonigle said Powel also has a case going to trial involving Brother John Woulfe and the Rev. William Christiansen. Woulfe and Christiansen were instructors at the Chaminade College Prepatory School in Missouri. Powel said both men abused him while he attended the school from 1973 to 1975. Powel is suing Chaminade, Woulfe, Christiansen and Marianist Province, a Catholic religious order that sponsors the school."We anticipate going to trial in the fall," McGonigle said. In the meantime, Powel said he hopes Easton's Board of Selectmen and Parks and Recreation Department will reassess their earlier ruling."I'll be fighting this till I die," he said."

Rename Toth Park in Easton CT Michael Powel

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