Raymond Gareth Stanford
Roman Catholic teacher in St. John’s Newfoundland. Coached the boy’s soccer and basketball teams at St. John Bosco in Shea Heights. He later taught at St. Patrick’s Hall, a Catholic boy’s school, in St. John’s. CONVICTED in 1990. A blogger references a Stanford who taught at St. Patrick’s who was a good friend of the Christian Brothers at Mount Cashel and used to take basketball teams to play at Mount Cashel and then go for a swim. That is Stanford. Stanford was a good friend of Christian Brother Harold Thorne. The pair coached a soccer team together in the 80s. (Thorn was convicted for sexually abusing boys at Mount Cashel.)
(As another small note of interest, when Stanford transferred back to St. John Bosco school the pastor at St. John Bosco Church was Father John Corrigan . The K to 12 school was located on the same property as the Church. The school or parish had a van which was kept at the rectory. Stanford routinely had to use the van to transport teams to and from games – he would get the keys from Corrigan. Corrigan pleaded guilty in 1988 – some of abuse transpired at St. John Bosco)
October 2011: word that Stanford is “employed by government of newfoundland and labrador,works at local newfoundland and labrador sports center. At this center, young boys and girls play sports all year long”
02 March 2012: BLOG Common Sense
October 2011: working at the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Centre on Crosbie St., St. John’s, Newfoundland. He has apparently been working at the centre for about two years.
External link to Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland
1990: CONVICTED of sexually abusing a student at St. John Bosco starting when the boy was in Grade 7. The abuse continued after the boy transferred to Brother Rice in St. John’s in Grade 10. According to one media article, Stanford followed him, securing a teaching position at nearby St. Patrick’s Hall. According to a blogger was sentenced to 41/2 years in jail.
According to media coverage of the trial the victim testified that he was abused more than 300 times by Stanford and punched in the stomach and face more times than that. The victim said he lived in fear. He testified that he was “trained like a dog to do whatever Mr. Stanford told me to do. If I didn’t I was in trouble.”
Stanford used to virtually stalk the boy, following him everywhere he went. After the victim started dating Stanford even followed the boy and his girlfriend around by car, even on graduation night.
The abuse ended in May 1986 when, according to media coverage, the victim “finally relaliated and punched Mr. Standord in the face after he had been punched himself.” After that “It was all over.”-
May 1989: faced charges of assault, indecent assault and sexual assault.
around 1986: transferred back to St. John Bosco and was teaching at St. John Bosco when he was charged
1983-1986: began to teach at St. Patrick’s Hall, St. John’s Newfoundland. The victim had transferred to Brother Rice in St. John’s. The abuse continued.
1979-1983: teacher at St. John Bosco in Shea Heights (St. John’s), Newfoundland
physically and sexually abusing a student during these years (M)
02 March 2012: BLOG Common Sense
27 February 2012: Recreation conference planned for St. John’s
02 November 2011: BLOG Did the Archbishop perjure himself?
23 March 1990: Crown asks two to five for teacher in sex case
02 November 1989: Former teacher faces sex charges
Second teacher charged with offences against boys
The Ottawa Citizen
15 May 1989
GOOSE BAY (CP) _ A second Newfoundland teacher in less than a week has been charged with sex-related offences against boys.
Alexander John MacDonald, 38, a teacher in Sheshatshit, appeared in provincial court in Goose Bay this morning to face five counts of sexual assault and two of buggery.
MacDonald, an employee of the Roman Catholic School Board of Labrador, was remanded to hospital in St. John’s for psychiatric evaluation. He was ordered to reappear in court May 30.
The offences are alleged to have occurred over the last three years.
Last Thursday, Raymond Gareth Stanford, 39, was arraigned on charges of assault, indecent assault and sexual assault. The St. John’s teacher was released until a court appearance May 19 for election and plea.
The sex-related charges against MacDonald is the latest in a string involving the Catholic community. Fourteen priests, former priests and members of the Christian brothers have been charged with sexual offences against altar boys.