Today was a sentencing hearing only for clerical Oblate molester Father Omer Desjardins. Judge Byron Wright reserved his decision re sentencing. The Crown has asked for an 18 month sentence. Defence lawyer George Green has asked for a conditional sentence. meaning no time behind bars for the crime committed.
30 December 2014: Sexual assault by priest haunts victim
I commend the victim for her courage in going to police.
Read to the bottom of the article for her victim impact statement, and further down for the priest’s apology.
According to Green his client was battling alcoholism and was drinking that night in 1978 when he sexually molested the ten-year-old girl.
Ten years old!
I have trouble when child molesters blame their crimes on alcohol. I truly do.
I pray that justice is done. I firmly believe that no matter his age Father Desjardins should pay for his crime here on this earth.
Please keep the victim and her family in your prayers.
We arrived home safely. I can not believe that we barely saw a drop of snow on our trip. True there were a few flurries around London Ontario, but even they barely constituted what could be called a flurry. The roads were clear and we sailed along 🙂
The car is unpacked. Suitcases are unpacked.
As difficult as it was to leave it’s good to be home 🙂
Enough for now,