More charges today for Kingston Archdiocese’s Father Robyn Gwyn:
05 November 2015: Former Kingston priest facing more sex assault charges
Gwyn now faces a total of 12 charges dating from the late ’80s to 2000 (Gwyn was ordained 1988). I don’t know how many complainants there are, but it seems there are now at least two.
From the CKWS coverage:
“Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Melanie Jeffries at 613-549-4660, ext. 6185 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.”
I commend those who have gone to police, and encourage anyone with allegations or information to make that call.
As an aside, I can’t help but wonder what happened in 2004 that prompted Father Gwyn’s premature retirement and Kingston’s then Archbishop Anthony Meagher’s decision to put the priest on “on indefinite leave from active ministry”?
Hopefully in due course we will find out.
For now, Father Gwynn’s next court date is:
13 November 2014: 09:00 am, courtroom #1, Kingston Ontario courthouse (279 Wellington St.)
Please keep the complainants in your prayers, and let’s pray that others with allegations against Father Gwyn find the courage to come forward.
Mark your calendars….
Ottawa Archdiocese’s Father Jacques Faucher’s next court date is:
Friday, 07 November 2014: 1:30 pm, courtroom #1, judge to render decision re evidence at preliminary hearing, Ottawa Ontario courthouse (161 Elgin St.)
My understanding is that this will be when a decision is rendered as to whether or not it is deemed there was sufficient evidence presented at the preliminary hearing to go to trial. A judge can rule that all charges go to trial, or that only some of the charges proceed, or that no charges go to trial.
Let’s pray that justice is done here.
I encourage those who are free to do so to attend.
Please, as always. keep the complainants in your prayers.
Enough for now.