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01 March 2013

By Graham Lanktree Metro Ottawa
Metro/Graham Lanktree Retired Ottawa priest Jacques Faucher, 76, exits the courthouse guided by his lawyer Denis Cadieux Feb. 14.

A former Catholic priest was back in court in Ottawa to hear six new sex abuse charges against him, stemming back to the 1970s.

Appearing in court Friday morning, Jacques Faucher, 76, faced six additional counts of gross indecency and indecent assault by the Ottawa Police Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit. The charges related to an investigation involving three men.

On Feb. 14, Aylmer resident Faucher faced two counts of the same charges, after an investigation that began in November 2012 into acts said to have occurred between 1971 and 1973 yielded enough evidence for police.

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Retired priest faces more sex-assault charges

CBC News
Posted: Mar 1, 2013 2:25 PM ET
Last Updated: Mar 1, 2013 3:57 PM ET

Ottawa police have laid six additional counts of gross indecency and indecent assault against a retired Roman Catholic priest already facing charges related to the alleged sexual assault of a boy in the early 1970s.

Jacques Faucher of Gatineau, Que., was charged Thursday and appeared in court via video on Friday to face the additional charges.

Police said the new charges relate to incidents between 1969 and 1974 involving four alleged victims.

Faucher, 76, was already facing one count each of gross indecency and indecent assault on a male in relation to incidents alleged to have occurred in Ottawa between 1971 and 1973. The complainant in that instance was seven years old in 1971, police said.

Faucher was released after posting a bond.

Under the conditions of his previous bail, Faucher is not to have contact with alleged victims or their families, is not be with a child under 16 years old without the supervision of the child’s parent or guardian and is not allowed to frequent pools, libraries, parks, schools — and other places where there are children. He also cannot possess an electronic device such as a computer, cell phone or camera.

The new charges come after police asked anyone with information about the incident or other incidents to contact them.

Ordained in 1960, Faucher served at four parishes: Notre Dame-des-Anges, Saint-Louis-Marie-de-Montfort, Sainte-Jeanne-d’Arc and Christ-Roi.

He taught at the Grand Séminaire as well as several high schools and served as a French language consultant, according to his profile with the Archdiocese of Ottawa.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident or other incidents to contact them at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944, or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477.

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 Retired priest in Ottawa faces charges in sex assault

Global Toronto

Friday, March 01, 2013 3:01 PM

Canadian Press

OTTAWA – Ottawa police say a 76-year-old retired priest charged in sex-related incidents against children is now facing additional charges.

Jacques Faucher is now charged with six additional accounts of gross indecency and indecent assault.

Faucher was already charged with one count each of gross indecency and indecent assault in connection with allegations of sexual abuse that date back to the early 1970s.

In November, Ottawa police began investigating a series of alleged incidents involving a retired priest and a seven-year-old boy that occurred in Ottawa between 1971 and 1973.

It’s not clear if the new charges relate to the same victim or to additional victims.

Police are urging anyone with information to come forward as they continue their investigation.

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Retired priest faces more sex-assault charges

MSN News

Updated: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 15:57:36 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca



Retired priest faces more sex-assault charges

Ottawa police have laid six additional counts of gross indecency and indecent assault against a retired Roman Catholic priest already facing charges related to the alleged sexual assault of a boy in the early 1970s.

Jacques Faucher of Gatineau, Que., was charged Thursday and appeared in court via video on Friday to face the additional charges.

Police said the new charges relate to incidents between 1969 and 1974 involving four alleged victims.

Faucher, 76, was already facing one count each of gross indecency and indecent assault on a male in relation to incidents alleged to have occurred in Ottawa between 1971 and 1973. The complainant in that instance was seven years old in 1971, police said.

Faucher was released after posting a bond.

Under the conditions of his previous bail, Faucher is not to have contact with alleged victims or their families, is not be with a child under 16 years old without the supervision of the child’s parent or guardian and is not allowed to frequent pools, libraries, parks, schools — and other places where there are children. He also cannot possess an electronic device such as a computer, cell phone or camera.

The new charges come after police asked anyone with information about the incident or other incidents to contact them.

Ordained in 1960, Faucher served at four parishes: Notre Dame-des-Anges, Saint-Louis-Marie-de-Montfort, Sainte-Jeanne-d’Arc and Christ-Roi.

He taught at the Grand Séminaire as well as several high schools and served as a French language consultant, according to his profile with the Archdiocese of Ottawa.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident or other incidents to contact them at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944, or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477.

 

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