The word I have is that Canadian Oblate Father Rocky Grimard received 6 months of deferred adjudication.
If you google “deferred adjudication Texas” you will see that it is a sort of probation – if probation is successfully served the case is ‘dismissed.” There is a guilty plea, but not a conviction – the judge instead ‘defers’ the finding of guilt. Under Texas law a Deferred Adjudication is not viewed as a conviction. A record of the charge remains, as does the record of Deferred Adjudication, but, no record of a conviction.
Tomorrow I shall try to find out a little more about Father Grimard’s status with the courts.
The next court date for Father Denis Vaillancourt‘-, the former Chancellor of the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall – is:
09 December 2015: 9 am, first appearance court, Alexandria, Ontario courthouse (110 Main St. North)
Please keep the complainant in your prayers.
Enough for now,