Just got back about 30 minutes ago from Cornwall, and have a commitment at 7 pm so this will be a very quick note on Day One of Father Denis Vaillancourt ‘s three-day sex assault trial.
The trial was nearly a full hour late getting started, but, by the time I had to leave at 3:30 pm the complainant had testified and undergone cross-examination, as had his mother.
There are several more witnesses scheduled testify for the Crown. At this point I will wait for the other Crown witnesses to testify before saying any more .
And, no, sadly, there was no media present.
By way of interest for those familiar with Cornwall, ex Cornwall Crown attorney turned defence lawyer Don Johnson is defending Father Vaillancourt. (Click on the link to get some background information on Don Johnson)
The trial resumes tomorrow morning at 10 am.
13-15 June 2017: 10 am, TRIAL Cornwall Ontario courthouse (29 Second St. W.)
I encourage those who can do so to attend.
Please keep the complainant and his family in your prayers.
Enough for now,