Tentative trial date set for former church organist

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There is one court date tomorrow, Wednesday, 03 June 2015

(1) Father Robyn Gwyn (Archdiocese of Kingston)

Father Robyn Gwyn, who was placed on an “indefinite leave from active ministry” in May 2004 and was living in Berwick, Nova Scotia  when charged in September 2014, is now, I believe,  facing at least 12 sex charges dating from the late 80s to 2000.

03 June 2015:  10 am, “to be spoken to,” Kingston Ontario courthouse (279 Wellington St.)

If anyone is free to attend please do.  It will probably be over and done with in the twinkle of an eye and another date will be set, but sometimes there are things said by lawyers which are of interest.

Please, as always, keep the complainants in your prayers.  And please pass along any news or links to news of the outcome.

And, updates on two more:

(1) Father Gary Hoskins Diocese Saint George’s, Newfoundland (now Diocese of Corner Brook and Labrador)

Despite the fact that he was convicted in 1987 (Guilty plea), spent three months in jail, and has been working for the Center for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto since 1995,  Father Gary Hoskins is, to my knowledge, still a Roman Catholic priest.  I found for a fact that he was still a priest when these new charges were laid  in February 2013.  I did hear some months ago that the process was presumably under way to laicize/defrock him – an email I sent to inquire went unanswered.  I must try again 🙂

Anyway, here is the next court date:

14 September 2015: 10 am, “to set trial date,” Corner Brook Superior Court (81 Mt. Bernard Avenue.), Corner Brook, Newfoundland

Please keep the complainant in your prayers.

(2)  Brian Lucy (archdiocese of Kingston)

This one gets quite confusting…

The first charges against church organist Brian Lucy were laid August 2013.  Further charges of possession of child porn were laid in 2014 when he breached bail. The child porn charges were eventually married to the other charges.

In December 2014 Lucy was committed to stand trial on two child porn charges, one charge of indecent assault of a male, and one count of gross indecency.  In March of this year he faced two new charges, one of indecent assault on a male and one of gross indecency.

I don’t know if the plan is to marry the most recent charges (March 2015) with the first set (sex abuse and child porn).  At this time the two sets of charges are moving through court separately, the first set are now in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice where, after a preliminary hearing, he has been committed to stand trial.  The second set of charges are moving through the Ontario Court of Justice.

Will all the charges eventually be married.joined?

We shall see.  I am sure that if there is way to have him tried on all the charges at the same time it will be done.

And, speaking of trial, a trial date has been set (on the first set of charges)!  It’s tentative, but a date has been set:

22 February 2016:  TRIAL, Brockville, Ontario courthouse, (41 Court House Square)

In the interim there are several other scheduled date for Lucys:

First, on the new March 2015 charges:

12 June 2015: “to be spoken to,” Brockville, Ontario courthouse, (41 Court House Square)

Next, on the charges for which a trial date has been tentatively set, two dates, both of which are preparation for trial

(1) 11 August 2015: Judicial pre-trial conference in chambers (this is NOT open to the public)

(2) 21 September 2015: to set a date for pre-trial motions

As always, please keep the complainants in your prayers.


More information will be posted on the Brothers of Christian Instruction and Saint Mary’s International School tomorrow.

Enough for now,


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