And welcome news from the Diocese of Pembroke Ontario…
One more molester is out of the priesthood and can never ever be referred to again as “Father.”
Clerical molester Father Robert Borne is now officially clerical molester Robert Borne. In other words, Borne has been defrocked (reduced to the lay state/laicized)
25 January 2016: Borne laicized (defrocked) 04 December 2015
Borne, former Chancellor of the diocese, was charged April 2009 after a police investigation which lasted over one year. He eventually faced 19 charges related to allegations of sexual abuse of five teenage boys between the years 1977 and 1995. Five of the charges were later withdrawn or dismissed by the Crown. On 14 July 2010 Justice Robert Selkirk ruled that eight charges related to three complainants should not proceed to trial. Borne stood trial on four charges related to the sex abuse allegations of two “alleged” victims.
On 25 November 2011 Justice Julianne Parfett found Borne guilty on charges related to one complainant, and acquitted on another set of charges related to the second complainant( Parfett unfortunately deemed the testimony unreliable).
The then Father Robert Borne received a nine month conditional sentence. NO jail time.
I pray that all the Borne victims out there will find relief and a modicum of comfort in the knowledge that Robert Borne has been held accountable by the Church for his crimes and sins.
My prayers are with the victims and their families.
Enough for now,