A priest who was having sex with men.

USA: Catholic priest was a drug dealer and addict and having sex with men. - Comment on 2013 February 23

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Parades of men were visiting Monsignor Wallin at the rectory at all hours. "We heard enough to believe that he was engaged in sexual activity in the rectory." Read more:

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Msgr. Kevin Wallin’s Swift Fall, to Drug Suspect

Msgr. Kevin Wallin, formerly pastor of the Diocese of Bridgeport’s mother church in Connecticut, is charged with dealing crystal methamphetamine.

A Dazzling Priest’s Lurid Fall, to Drug Suspect

From the time he joined the priesthood three decades ago, he seemed destined to become a star. As a confidant to two bishops and then as the erudite and clubbable pastor of two churches, Msgr. Kevin Wallin was a towering figure in the Roman Catholic Church in southwestern Connecticut.

Finally, last month’s revelation. The priest was locked up, charged with dealing crystal methamphetamine.

At a time when priests from California to Delaware have been accused of loathsome deeds, the allegations against Monsignor Wallin, the former pastor of the Cathedral of St. Augustine in Bridgeport, are of a notably different dimension: that he was a drug dealer and addict who was buying an adult novelty shop to launder ill-gotten proceeds, a priest who was cross-dressing and having sex with men.

The enigmatic double lives of Monsignor Wallin burst into public view last month after federal prosecutors announced they had arrested him on charges of possessing and conspiring to sell drugs that could send him to prison for life. Now 61, he languishes in jail, having pleaded not guilty to behavior that many who know him find both twisted and ungraspable.

But colleagues said that … he had long been sexually active with men.

A year later, the Rev. Edward M. Egan became bishop of Bridgeport and Father Wallin stayed on as his secretary. The Rev. Leo McIlrath, the ecumenical chaplain at the Lutheran Home of Southbury, and others said the two were close and went to Broadway shows, opera and dinners together.

This worker and others said the priest had long had sex with men.

About the same time, one church worker told diocesan officials that parades of men were visiting Monsignor Wallin at the rectory at all hours. The diocese looked into it, and, as Mr. Wallace said, "We heard enough to believe that he was engaged in sexual activity in the rectory."

After his departure, church officials found a bag stowed in the rectory containing adult pornographic videos, sexual toys and leather masks, according to church workers.

By now, according to authorities, he had changed professions. He had become a drug dealer.

Officials said Mr. Wallin was buying an adult toy store in North Haven called Land of Oz and Dorothy’s Place. Authorities suspect that he wanted to use it to launder drug money.

 

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