The page on Father Piotr Sanczenko is posted and as complete as it can be at this point in time. I will find out tomorrow when he is scheduled to go to trial. It must be fairly soon? As far as I can see his last court date was an 11 April 2011 pre-trial hearing or conference? Anyway, I will sort it out tomorrow.
It looks as though there has been a huge outpouring of support for Sanczenko. It’s stereotypical, is it not? Keep the complainants in your prayers – without doubt this has been a difficult time for them.
Interesting to see that Sanczenko is a member of the Knights of Columbus. Only days ago I was posting a page on Father Konstanty Przybylski another Polish-born priest in the Diocese of London Ontario who was active with the Knights of Columbus.
I came across another name which belongs somewhere on the site. In truth I’m not quite sure exactly where it belongs.
Gerard John Vesnaugh was a priest in Detroit. He was defrocked in 1975 . He went on to study law and become a lawyer in the States. He molested again. He was disbarred.
Then he surfaced across the border in Windsor, Ontario. Windsor is only a hop skip and jump away from Detroit, but, it’s out of country.
Vesnaugh was molesting again. In Windsor. He was convicted.
That was 1986.
I am torn as to where to post this. On the Accused page? or, on the Of Interest/Non Clerical? Because of his background as a priest I am leaning toward putting it on the Accused page.
Vesnaugh also went by the name Frank Edward Quinn.
Two court dates this week:
(1) Tuesday 25 October 2011: Father Yvon Doiron – for trial on theft-related charges (Campbellton courthouse, Campellton, New Brunswick). I will find out and post the start time tomorrow.
(2) Friday 28 October 2011: Father Kenneth O’Keefe csb – preliminary hearing (Ottawa court house. 10 am. Courtroom #10).
The preliminary hearing will be open to the public. There will probably be a publication ban, but that doesn’t prevent people from attending and finding out what the nature of the allegations are against this Basilian priest.
Enough for now,