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Another priest charged. From the Ottawa Archdiocese.

I will add Father Jacques Faucher to the Accused list and start a page with further information on him today.  I commend the complainant who summoned up the courage to go to police.

For now, here is an article with the news:.


Ottawa police charge retired priest with sex abuse

The Ottawa Citizen

13 February 2013

By Zev Singer

OTTAWA — Ottawa police have charged a 76-year-old retired priest with the alleged sex abuse of a 7-year-old boy in the early 1970s.

Jacques Faucher, of Gatineau, was arrested Wednesday and will appear in court Thursday for a bail hearing. He is charged with gross indecency and indecent assault on a male. The “series of inappropriate contacts” between the Roman Catholic priest and the boy is alleged to have occurred between 1971 and 1973.

Police say the investigation, which began in November 2012, is ongoing and they ask anyone with information about the alleged incident or other incidents to contact the Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault/Child Abuse Unit at at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.

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