I am just home – attended the sentencing hearing for Monsignor Robert Borne in Pembroke today.
The “sentence” meted out? Nine month conditional. As far as I’m concerned, another ‘tut tut bad boy!’ In truth I anticipated this, but it doesn’t make it any easier to witness.
More later. For now I will paste the following from the Pembroke Observer:
Conditional sentence for Pembroke priest
The Pembroke Observer
10 April 2012
TINA PEPLINSKIE email@example.com
A Pembroke priest received a nine-month conditional sentence for indecently assaulting a 16-year-old boy.
Justice Julianne Parfett imposed the sentence on Monsignor Robert Borne in Pembroke Superior Court Tuesday afternoon after hearing victim impact statements from the now 48-year-old victim and his mother, as well as reviewing 59 letters of support submitted on behalf of the Roman Catholic priest.
The first five months will be spent under house arrest and he must wear an electronic monitoring device. Following the conclusion of the sentence, Msgr. Borne will be on probation for the next two years during which time he is not to associate with the victim or his family and he must not be in the company of children 18 and under unless supervised. He must not consume alcohol
He must provide a sample of his DNA and his name will added to the sexual offender registry for a period of 10 years. He is also prohibited from owning or possessing weapons for a period of 10 years.
Enough for now,