First appearance 16 Jan.

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Previously convicted Father Omer Desjardins omi is facing new charges related to allegations  of sexual abuse dating to the 1980s.

Father Desjardins is facing the following four charges:

Sexual assault (s. 271)

Sexual exploitation: touch (s. 153)

Sexual assault (s. 246.1)

Gross indecency (s.157)

The first two  charges date to offences alleged to have transpired between 12 December 1988 and 31 July 1989.  The third and fourth charges date to offences alleged to have transpired between 01 October 1988 and 11 December 1988.

A reminder here that the charges are laid, as are all charges in all criminal cases, in accord with the Criminal Code of Canada in effect at the time the alleged offences transpired.

Father Desjardines first court date related to these new charges is:

16 January 2017:  1 pm, first appearance, courtroom #302

I commend the complainant  for coming forward.   Please keep him in your prayers.

[By way of interest, I had wondered before if perhaps Fathers Desjardins and Father Fred Olds served as chaplains at the same time at St. Boniface hospital.  That is not the case.    Father Desjardins began to serve at St. Boniface after Father Fred Olds.  ]

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For those who may have missed it, new information has been added to the Father Ernest Archibald page

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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5 Responses to First appearance 16 Jan.

  1. Joe says:

    Father Omer took over the posting at St. Boniface Hospital left vacant by Father Fred when Father Fred went over to St. Bernadettes Church.

  2. Joe says:

    Sorry, I think Father fred was in Morden, MB after St. B Hosp and before St Bernadettes

  3. Sylvia says:

    Thanks Joe. I have been told that he filled the chaplaincy slot after Father Desjardins, but I suppose that could mean a few years after Desjardins left?

  4. Joe says:

    I don’t think the St boniface hospital post was vacant long….. also omer has his first court date January 16, 2017….. not December.

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