Deschenes: Rino Deschenes

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Deschenes cropped CIMT 14 Jan 2015Rino Deschenes

Ex priest, formerly priest with diocese of Edmundston. New Brunswick.  Ordained 12 June 1965.

Guilty plea November 2014 to four charges related to sex abuse of three boys in the late ’60s.

06 February 2015:  Sentenced to 7.5 years in jail

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Bishops of Edmundston Diocese from time of Rino Deschenes oridnation:  Joseph-Roméo Gagnon (12 February 1949 – 18 February 1970) ; Fernand Lacroix, C.I.M. (19 August 1970 – 31 May 1983) ; Gérard Dionne (23 November 1983 – 20 October 1993) ; François Thibodeau, C.I.M. (22 October 1993 – 05 January 2009 ); Claude Champagne, O.M.I. (o5 January 2009 – )

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Defence:    Maryse Allard.   Crown:  Pierre Roussel.  Judge:  Brigitte Volpé

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Media Coverage and BLOGS

(Scroll down for other media coverage)

09 October 2016:  BLOG  There are five lawsuits

08 October 2016:  BLOG A ring???

08 October 2016:  Five new sex abuse lawsuits filed against Catholic Church

07 October 2016:  4 New Brunswick priests caught in sexual abuse allegations

08 February 2015:   BLOG Things are slowly changing

06 February 2015:  “The penitentiary for a former Green River priest” & related articles & VIDEO link

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Next court date:   06 February 2015:  Sentencing;  03 February 2015:  sentencing, Edmundston, New Brunswick courthouse

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The following information ius drawn from Canadain Catholic Church Dirfectories (CCCD) which I have on hand, and media (M)

06 February 2015:  Sentenced to 7.5 years in jail

1999, 1998:  not listed in CCCD

1997:  according to media reports, he married in 1997

1997:  9448. pl. des Chartres Charlebourg, Quebec, G1G 2N2 Tel: 418-624-0552 (CCCD)

1996, 1995, 1992:   1454, av. des Platanes, Charlebourg, Quebec, G1G 3P1 Tel: 418-624-0552   (Charlebourg is in the Archdiocese of Quebec) (still shown as incardinated in Edmunston Diocese)

– according to media reports left the priesthood in the late 80s, hoever that does not marry with the above information in the CCCD

1973-74:  764 Myrand, Quebec  (This is the way address is listed.  Can anyone explain it?  I gather it is in Quebec?)

according to media reports he left Rivière-Verte after being confronted by parents and clergy.  After his departure from the community he became involved in education (? – was he teaching in schools?  is that what he was doing?  Can anyone provide further information?)

1967-1969:  assisting at Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Rivière-Verte, New Brunswick (external link)

1969-60:  assisting at Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Rivière-Verte, New Brunswick (Pastor, Father Mathieu Mazerolle) (CCCD)

1967:  not listed in index (CCCD)

12 June 1965:  ORDAINED

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A former priest abuser will be sentenced Feb. 6

acadienouvelle.com

Published: 19 h 25 min, Wednesday, January 14, 2015 by Gilles Duval

Deschenes Acadie Nouvelle pic Gilles Duval 14 January 2015

EDMUNDSTON – A former priest who pleaded guilty to charges of a sexual nature on underage victims in the late 60s, will be sentenced on 6 February.

Rino Deschênes, 74, couable of four counts of three teenagers who were altar servers 1967 to 1969.

The accused was in the late twenties and had just been appointed priest in Rivière-Verte,when he fondled repeatedly in three children in the community choir. Sexual acts occurred at the rectory, in his car and in the house of the victims.

At their home, he went directly to their room saying he had parents help them with their prayers. It would have suggested to his victims that these actions were aimed at the “educated” in their sexuality.

The incidents, mainly masturbation sessions with ejaculation and later blowjobs, took place over nearly two years and sometimes in the presence of more than one child.

One of the victims said that the gestures are repeated about twice a week during the period, while the other two say they were the prey of 10 to 20 times.

He left Green River at the time when confronted by parents and leaders of the clergy. It later evolved into the field of education for thirty years.

Notably, the accused, who lives in Baker Lake, left the priesthood in the late 80s to get married later in 1997.

The Crown prosecutor, Mr. Louis Plourde, recommended eight years imprisonment of a term as it did three victims, frequency and duration of gestures and the fact that he was in authority .

Counsel for service Maryse Allard, has estimated that a three-year sentence would be appropriate.

Before the judge Volpé Wednesday Rino Deschênes expressed regret for the harm he has caused and offered his apologies to the victims.

He also said he would accept the verdict of the court. He suggested, however, that given his health problems, he wished to be incarcerated in an institution where there will be a good pharmacy and the presence of doctors. He also specified that they do not speak English.

La Volpe judge made his decision under advisement to be aware of all the evidence that was presented to him once, and analyze case law provided by the lawyers involved.

It seems that the victims have decided to complain when they learned that the former priest lived in the area and he was still alive.

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Un ex-prêtre agresseur connaîtra sa sentence le 6 février

acadienouvelle.com

Publié: 19 h 25 min, Mercredi 14 janvier 2015 par Gilles Duval

 

EDMUNDSTON – Un ex-prêtre, qui a reconnu sa culpabilité à des accusations de nature sexuelle sur des victimes d’âge mineur à la fin des années 60, connaîtra sa sentence le 6 février.

Rino Deschênes, 74 ans, est couable de quatre chefs d’accusation sur trois adolescents qui étaient des servants de messe de 1967 à 1969.

L’accusé était dans la fin vingtaine et venait tout juste d’être nommé prêtre à Rivière-Verte lorsqu’il a fait des attouchements à répétition sur trois enfants de choeur de la communauté. Les gestes sexuels se sont produits au presbytère, dans sa voiture et dans la maison des victimes.

À leur résidence, il se rendait directement à leur chambre en disant aux parents qu’il venait les aider avec leurs prières. Il aurait laissé entendre à ses victimes que ces gestes visaient à les «instruire» dans leur sexualité.

Les incidents, principalement des séances de masturbation avec éjaculation et plus tard des fellations, se sont déroulés sur près de deux ans et parfois en présence de plus d’un enfant.

L’une des victimes a dit que les gestes se sont répétés environ deux fois par semaine durant cette période alors que les deux autres disent avoir été sa proie de 10 à 20 fois.

Il a quitté Rivière-Verte à l’époque lorsqu’il a été confronté par les parents et les responsables du clergé. Il a par la suite évolué dans le domaine de l’enseignement durant une trentaine d’années.

Fait à souligner, l’accusé, qui habite Lac-Baker, a quitté la prêtrise à la fin des années 80 pour se marier par la suite en 1997.

Le procureur de la Couronne, Me Louis Plourde, a recommandé un terme d’incarcération de huit ans étant donné qu’il a fait trois victimes, la fréquence et la durée des gestes ainsi que du fait qu’il était en position d’autorité.

L’avocate de service, Me Maryse Allard, a dit estimer qu’une peine de trois ans serait appropriée.

Devant la juge Volpé, mercredi, Rino Deschênes a exprimé ses regrets pour les torts qu’il a causés et a offert ses excuses aux victimes.

Il a également dit qu’il allait accepter le verdict de la cour. Il a toutefois laissé entendre qu’étant donné ses problèmes de santé, il souhaitait être incarcéré dans un établissement où il y aura une bonne pharmacie et la présence de médecins. Il a aussi spécifié qu’il ne parlait pas l’anglais.

La juge Volpé a pris sa décision en délibéré afin de prendre connaissance de toute la preuve, qui lui était présentée une première fois, et analyser la jurisprudence fournie par les avocats en cause.

Il semble que les victimes ont décidé de porter plainte lorsqu’elles ont appris que l’ex-prêtre habitait dans la région et qu’il était toujours vivant.

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November 13, 2014

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OLD PRIEST Rivière-Verte DECLARED HIS GUILTY TO CHARGES OF SEXUAL NATURE
A former priest of Green River, Rino Deschênes, pleaded guilty yesterday in provincial court in Edmundston charges of a sexual nature. Recall that in October, four counts of gross indecency and attempted sexual contact with a male victim had been filed against Mr. Deschênes. The alleged acts occurred between 1 January 1967 and 31 December 1969, while he was a priest functions in the village of Rivière-Verte. The daily L’Acadie Nouvelle said the accused chose yesterday to be brought before a judge of the Provincial Court only. Justice, Brigitte Volpé, however ordered the preparation of a pre-sentence report and impact reports on the three victims in the case. Rino Deschênes know the details of his sentence at his next appearance in Provincial Court scheduled for 15 January.

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Edmundston Provincial Court

A former Rivière-Verte priest pleads guilty to four counts of sexual charge

Andreanne Larouche Share

November 12 2014 to 15 h 41

Author: Andréanne Larouche

A former Rivière-Verte priest pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual Wednesday in Edmundston Provincial Court.

Rino Deschênes is accused of gross indecency and attempted to have sexual contact with a male victim. The actions complained of by the three plaintiffs would have occurred in the late 1960s, while he was still practiced his profession.

The septuagenarian should be sentenced on 14 January.

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Cour provinciale d’Edmundston
Un ancien prêtre de Rivière-Verte plaide coupable à quatre chefs d’accusation à caractère sexuel

Andreanne Larouche Partager
Publié le 12 novembre 2014 à 15 h 41
Auteur : Andréanne Larouche

Un ancien prêtre de Rivière-Verte a plaidé coupable à quatre chefs d’accusation à caractère sexuel mercredi à la Cour provinciale d’Edmundston.

Rino Deschênes est accusé d’actes de grossière indécence et de tentative d’avoir des contacts sexuels avec une victime de sexe masculin. Les gestes dénoncés par trois plaignants se seraient produits à la fin des années 1960, alors qu’il exerçait toujours sa profession.

Le septuagénaire doit recevoir sa sentence le 14 janvier.

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October 16, 2014

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FILING CHARGES AGAINST SEXUAL NATURE OF OLD PRIEST Rivière-Verte

Four charges of sexual gestures to have been filed yesterday in Edmundston Provincial Court against a former priest of Green River. The daily L’Acadie Nouvelle explains that the alleged incidents Rino Deschênes have occurred at the site of three complainants between 1 January 1967 and 31 December 1969 while he was a priest functions. He is accused of attempting to have sexual contact with a male victim and also for acts of gross indecency. Deschênes return in provincial court on November 12 for a plea. An investigation in this case has recently been initiated by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in New Brunswick following the testimony of alleged victims.

4 Responses to Deschenes: Rino Deschenes

  1. Sylvia says:

    Thanks to an alert reader have heard he was sentenced to 7.5 years in federal penitentiary yesterday. Will post article later in day.

  2. Sylvia says:

    Well done to the victims who came forward and saw this through!

    Here’s the unofficial English translation from this link: http://ici.radio-canada.ca/regions/atlantique/2015/02/06/006-peine-rino-deschenes-nouveau-brunswick.shtml

    A former priest of the parish of Rivière-Verte , New Brunswick , Rino Deschênes , was sentenced to seven and a half years behind bars.

    He pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual assault against minors , three counts of gross indecency and one of attempted buggery .

    He committed these crimes between 1967 and 1969 , when he was a priest in Green River . He was 27 years old at the time. He is now 74 years old.

    The acts were more specifically masturbation of young boys who were aged 10 to 13 years at the onset.

    In her decision, Judge Brigitte Volpé considered aggravating factors. For example, the victims were minors and there has been a breach of trust because Rino Deschênes was in a position of authority. The judge noted his lack of remorse and his apology which did not seem sincere.

    The victims qualified him as garbage.

    Rino Deschênes left the area shortly after his assaults. He returned to settle there only a few years . The victims believed him to be dead, but when they learned he was back in the area, they decided to act.

    The defense asked for a sentence of three years . The Crown recommended eight years. The Crown prosecutor, Pierre Roussel, is satisfied with the judge’s decision.

    “The comments from our department are typical for a case like this one. Truly satisfied with the sentence imposed. I think Judge Volpé considered all the criteria that we must take into account in a case like this. She highlighted the aggravating factors and the sentence reflects precisely these aggravating factors. »
    – Pierre Roussel, Crown Prosecutor The three complainants maintained throughout the trial the harm they have suffered, and the hatred, shame, the desire to disappear altogether they feel, and the fact that even now they have difficulty to live a normal life . They seemed visibly pleased with the decision. They believe that they will now be able to move on.

    According to information from Etienne Dumont

  3. Sylvia says:

    I finally have the article re Rino Deschenes sentencing posted – embedded in the page is a CIMT video clip. It’s in French – looks informative:

    06 February 2015: “The penitentiary for a former Green River priest” & related articles & VIDEO link

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