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. ]
For those who may have missed it, new information has been added to the Father Ernest Archibald page
Enough for now,