Well, well, well….
What a day in court today!!!!!
Monsignor Robert Borne took the stand in his own defence today.
BIG big mistake – for him!
He cut his own throat.
It was unbelievable what came out of this Roman Catholic priest’s mouth on the stand. Absolutely and totally unbelievable.
I mentioned early this morning that if the judge ruled that the testimony of the two complainants could be considered fact evidence than there was a possibility that Borne would take the stand.
The judge did indeed view the two cases as similar fact.
And Borne did indeed take the stand.
For now, let me just tell you a little of what came out of the mouth of this Roman Catholic priest:
(1) He admitted “groping” a 16-year-old boy for about five minuted in bed at the rectory in Griffiths. He denied performing oral sex on the lad, and also denied French kissing the boy first, but, according to Borne himself, he did indeed ‘grope’ the boy.
(2) He admitted having a two-year sexual relationship ship of sorts with the above complainants brother. Asked if he had a “romantic” relationship with the boy, he said he had “difficulty” with the word romantic. He agreed however that there were aspects of a sexual relationship to the relationship.
(3) He admitted to having had a number of homosexual relationships with men, but denied that he is homosexual.
More on Borne’s disastrous but enlightening testimony is later. Much more
A final note here, – the Crown did a masterful job on cross examination. No tricks, just straight logic.
I don’t know what the verdict will be, but no matter what happens, as a Roman Catholic priest Borne has slit his own throat!
Both sides present final submissions tomorrow morning.
The judge will render her verdict on Friday morning.
I will be back later to fill in the pieces. An amazing day. I don’t think Monsignor Borne will sleep tight tonight….
Enough for now,