Brian Lucy, former organist at St. John’s Roman Catholic Church in Gananoque, Ontario has a court appearance this coming Thursday (12 June 2015) on hi second set of charges (one of indecent assault on a male and one of gross indecency):
12 June 2015: 9 am, “to be spoken to,” Brockville, Ontario courthouse, (41 Court House Square)
A tentative trial date of 22 February 2016 has been set for the first set of charges ( two child porn charges, one charge of indecent assault of a male, and one count of gross indecency).
St. John’s in Gananoque lies within the boundaries of the Archdiocese of Kingston. Ontario,
Please keep the complainants in your prayers.
A lawsuit launched January 2012 alleging sex abuse by Father Paul Hamilton (Archdiocese of Kingston) has been settled in some fashion out of court.
09 June 2015: Civil abuse case settled
Also named in the lawsuit was Hamilton’s close friend of Father Michael Reed. Reed was named in the suit as someone who knew that Hamilton was sexually abusing the boy and failed to notify proper authorities.
I have had countless people contact me over the past year asking what was happening with this particular lawsuit and I unfortunately had no news to give . I have discovered that it is difficult to keep track of what is happening with a lawsuit, very different than following a case through the courts after criminal charges are laid.
Anyway, witness the article, there is finally some news, but not enough to tell us what happened and whether or not settlements were reached with with regard to the allegations against Father Hamilton and/or Father Reed.
I will see if I can find out any more.
I hope that proves to be good news:
10 June 2015: “Pope approves ‘abuse of office’ proposals for bishops in sex abuse cases” & related articles
We shall see….
Enough for now,