There are two significant developments in the criminal courts:
(1) Brian Lucy (Archdiocese of Kingston, Ontario)
Church organist Brian Lucy is facing more charges:
20 March 2015: GANANOQUE POLICE: Historic sex assault charge added
Lucy, who played organ at St. John’s Roman Catholic Church in Gananoque from 1969 until he was first charged in August 2013, is facing two additional charges, one one of indecent assault on a male and one of gross indecency. He is currently in custody pending a bail hearing. There will be a coutdate in relation to these charges, however barring something in the news I won’t be able to get that until next week.
Lucy was already heading to trial on a previous set charges related to sex abuse and on two child porn charges, the latter of which were incurred while he was out on bail after he was first charged . Both sets of charges have now been joined: His next courtdate on those charges in 30 March 2015
And now more charges!
I commend the complainant for contacting police. Please keep him in your prayers.
(2) Father Yvon Arsenault (Archdiocese of Moncton, New Brunswick)
Father Yvon Arsenault has a one-day preliminary inquiry/hearing scheduled on his Miramichi New Brunswick charges:
23 June 2015: 09:30 am, Preliminary Inquiry (hearing), Miramichi Law Courts (673 King George Highway, Miramichi, NB)
As you may recall, Father Arsenault is heading to trial in Moncton, New Brunswick 14 September 2015 on another raft of charges. There are at least 17 charges there that I know of, and at least 7 complainants.
I have been unable to find any media coverage on the Miramichi charges so today I started the process of calling around to try to find out more about the Miramichi charges. I am now awaiting a callback – I think it is getting too late now to expect news today, so will cross fingers for Monday.
Anyway, the preliminary hearing on the Miramichi charge (s) is scheduled. I wonder if, if he is sent to trial on those charges, the charges will be joined and tried in Moncton with the others? I wouldn’t be surprised. Good or bad I have no idea.
Please keep the complainant in your prayers.
Enough for now,