Father Linus Bastien, a priest with the the Diocese of London, Ontario, has a court date in Windsor, Ontario today.
Father Bastien was initially charged November 2011. He now faces at least 22 charges from seven complainants. Today he is commencing a challenge against those charges, claiming he should never have been charged in the first place! This process is scheduled to last three to five days.
Here are the details:
11 January 2016: 10 am, application certiorari, scheduled for four to five days, Windsor Superior Court of Justice (245 Windsor Avenue)
I hope and pray the local media is there so we can get an idea of the process and how , after all these years and with at least seven complainants, Father Linus intends to argue that he should never have been charged.
I urge those who can do so to attend. Please pass along any news which can be made public regarding today’s proceedings. (Will there be a publication ban, or will the public be entitled to know how Father Bastien is arguing against these charges? I have no idea. )
Please keep the complainants and their families in your prayers.
Enough for now,