Reverend Raymond Lahey makes his way into the courthouse in Ottawa on Friday, Oct. 9, 2009. (Adrian Wyld / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Date: Tuesday Jun. 1, 2010 4:07 PM ET
The Canadian Press
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — A Catholic bishop facing child pornography charges says he never sexually abused a boy who lived at Mount Cashel orphanage in St. John’s, N.L.
Raymond Lahey denies all claims of sexual assault made in a civil lawsuit filed in April by Todd Boland.
The former Mount Cashel resident has accused Lahey in court documents of simulated anal intercourse, sexual rubbing and fondling.
No related criminal charges have been filed.
Lahey filed his statement of defence in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Lahey says he knew Boland when he worked as a priest at the orphanage, but he denies ever abusing the boy or taking him on trips.