Diocese: Diocese of Paterson
Placed on administrative leave 2002 re accusation he abused 2 in 1970s. Diocese found accusations to be credible in 2003 and case sent to Vatican. Diocese requested a church trial. Total of 4 accusations received against Sodano as of 4/08 and 2 of those resulted in settlements. The 2 accusations in 2002 did not result in settlements because those plaintiffs did not seek damages. Died 10/22/08 per diocese website accessed 8/30/09.
Daily Record 4.4.08; NorthJersey.com 1.9.03; Star Ledger 7.9.02; Star Ledger 04.23.02; The Record 04.23.02; NY Times 04.25.02; Star-Ledger 01.10.03; Daily Record 10.05.03; Observer-Tribune 10.23.03; http://bishop-accountability.org/