Priest with local ties is sentenced to jail time

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May 29, 2012 05:24:04 AM

Mike McCulloch 570 News

A former Catholic priest who served in parishes throughout southern Ontario has been sentenced to 15 months in jail.

James Boudreau served in parishes in Guelph, Kitchener, Hamilton and Burlington.

And has been convicted on one count of sexual assault involving a teenager, dating back to 1984.

Boudreau was also sentenced to six months on a second charge after another person came forward regarding an incident in 1983.

The six-month sentence will be served concurrently with the 15 months.

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Priest sentenced to jail term
CHML (Chorus Radio)
5/29/2012

A former Catholic priest who served in Hamilton, Burlington and Guelph has been sentenced to 15 months in jail.

James Boudreau was convicted on one count of sexual assault involving a teenager, dating back to 1984.

He’s also been sentenced to six months on a second charge after another person came forward regarding an incident in 1983.

The six-month sentence will be served concurrently with the 15 months.

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Ex-priest jailed on sex charges served in local parishes

The Hamilton Spectator

28 May 2012

Ex-priest James Boudreau got a 15-month jail sentence.

Former priest James BoudreauEx-priest James Boudreau got a 15-month jail sentence.

Scott Tracey/Guelph Mercury

BRANTFORD, ONT. A former Hamilton Catholic priest who served in parishes throughout southern Ontario has been sentenced to 15 months in jail.

James Boudreau was convicted on one count of sexual assault involving a teenager, dating back to 1984.

Boudreau was also sentenced to six months on a second charge after another person came forward regarding an incident in 1983.

The six-month sentence will be served concurrently with the 15 months.

In 1978, Boudreau was ordained in the United States into the Barnabite Catholic order.

He began his career the same year at St. John the Baptist in Guelph as an associate pastor. He remained there until 1985, when he was sent to St. James Roman Catholic Church in Oakville, where he stayed until 1989.

From 1989 to 1996, Boudreau worked at Our Lady of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church in Stoney Creek, where he became a full pastor.

He was a pastor at St. Gabriel Roman Catholic Church in Burlington from 1996 to 2002, St. John’s Catholic Church in Kitchener from 2002 to 2009 and, finally, at Canadian Martyrs Roman Catholic Church in Hamilton in 2009.

The Canadian Press

With files from The Hamilton Spectator

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