September 24, 2018

Task force formed to investigate orphanage murder and abuse allegations

The State of Vermont is creating a task force to investigate allegations surrounding St. Joseph’s Orphanage in Burlington. The allegations include murder, for which there is no statute of limitations, as well as abuse and sexual abuse. The allegations were described in an Aug. 27 article in BuzzFeed News. The Burlington Catholic Diocese, which operated St. Joseph’s Orphanage, has expressed willingness to fully cooperate with the investigation.

Later this week, the Burlington Police Department will announce a process for victims to reach the task force to share their experiences. In the meantime, the task force can be reached by emailing: Orphanage@bpdvt.org.

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