According to WAVY in Virginia, a former teacher at Norfolk Catholic High School was recently arrested for allegations dating back decades.
According to a statement on the Catholic Diocese of Richmond’s website, they 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. WAVY’s working to find out the exact charges Wolfe’s facing, and more details of the circumstances in the case. 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.
To report claims of abuse you can call the Attorney General’s Clergy Abuse Hotline at 833-404-9064 or Child Protective Services at 800-552-7096.
“My heart goes out to this victim who had the courage to come forward and share their story. Their journey and the journey of all survivors will be easier when action is taken to hold the church accountable,” said Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized sex abuse attorney.