Former Diocese of Richmond teacher arrested after child sexual abuse allegations

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NORFOLK, Va. (WRIC/WAVY) — A former Catholic Diocese of Richmond teacher was recently arrested for allegations dating back decades.

According to a statement on the Catholic Diocese of Richmond’s websitethey received a complaint from an adult alleging sexual abuse by Daniel Wolfe when he was employed in the diocese as a teacher.

The alleged incident took place between 1978 and 1979 when the victim was a student at Norfolk Catholic High School. 

The diocese says they encouraged the adult to report the allegation to Norfolk Police.

Wolfe most recently taught Latin at Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School in Virginia Beach during the 2017-2018 school year.

Wolfe’s arrest comes after the Richmond Diocese and the Diocese of Arlington released a list of dozens of priests facing child sex abuse allegations. At least nine of the priests on that list had confirmed ties to Hampton Roads. 

The Diocese of Richmond urges individuals who have been sexually abused by a priest, deacon, religious, lay employee or volunteer of the diocese to report abuse directly to law enforcement, including Child Protective Services (CPS) at 800-552-7096, and by calling the Attorney General’s Clergy Abuse Hotline at 833-454-9064.

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