There is a new name to add to the accused list: Father Timothy O’Connor. Father O’Connor, ordained in 1989, was a priest with the Diocese of Peterborough, Ontario. After contact from a reliable source a few days ago I have just confirmed that Father O’Connor was charged in 1992, entered a guilty plea in 1994, and was sentenced to six months incarceration and three years probation. I have been told that he violated his probation and then fled to Mexico. He died in 2006.
I have very little information on this priest, and I am having great difficult finding any articles regarding the charges and/or his conviction. If anyone can be of assistance please contact me. Those of you who can spend time scouring the net, please do:) Meanwhile I will start a new page with the information which I have attained. Once the page is ready and posted, I will let you know.
(1) Father Stephen Amesse (Archdiocese of Ottawa, Ontario)
The next court date for Father Stephen Amesse is:
Wednesday, 18 May 2016: pre-trial, (in chambers, NOT open to the public) Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Ottawa courthouse (161 Elgin St.)
It looks as though there is lots of discussion going on behind closed doors?
I didn’t bother to check the time. In this instance, since discussions are behind closed doors and only lawyers and the judge are privy to what is happening, for we the unwashed masses, start time is irrelevant.
Please keep the complainant in your prayers.
(2) Father Gary Hoskins (Diocese Saint George’s, Newfoundland – now diocese of Corner Brook and Labrador).
A reminder that on Friday the Crown will argue to present similar fact evidence for the pending trial of Father Gary Hoskins. Those in the area who are free and within driving distance of the Corner Brook courthouse, please try to attend to listen to the arguments from both sides. Here are the details:
Thursday, 12 May 2016: 10 am, Crown to argue to present similar fact evidence, and new trial date to be set. Corner Brook Superior Court (81 Mt. Bernard Avenue.)
And, yes, please keep the complainant in your prayers.
(3) Father Denis Vaillancourt (Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall, Ontario)
Father Denis Vaillancourt had a court date in Alexandria this morning. I will check tomorrow for the next court-date.
As always, please keep the complainant in your prayers.
Enough for now,