AUGUSTA (AP) – A Connecticut man’s sex abuse allegations against a Maine priest may help determine next week whether a bridge honoring the cleric should be renamed.

Officials in Augusta will consider whether to rename the Father John Curran Bridge, which was named for a now-deceased Roman Catholic priest.

Victim advocates say a Connecticut man who was abused by Curran when he was a 12-year-old altar boy in Old Town will address the Augusta City Council on Monday night.

Curran died more than 30 years ago.

The Kennebec Journal, which reported on the issue in its editions Saturday, did not offer other details about the Connecticut man slated to speak before Augusta’s council Monday.


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