There are lots of court date updates, and another name added to the Accused list. Here goes.
First the updates, and then an addition to the list …
(1) Father Stephen Amesse (Archdiocese of Ottawa. Awaiting verdict)
The next court date for Father Stephen Amesse is:
07 April 2017: 09:30, Assignment court (to set date for rendering verdict), Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Ottawa courthouse (161 Elgin St.)
This will be to set a court date for the judge to render his verdict. In other words, on 07 April there will a court date set – which is agreeable all parties, ie Judge, Crown and defence – to render the verdict .
By the way, there is another young lad who was receiving gift cards and money and from Father Amesse. It didn’t last long – parents thought it was grooming and put a stop to it, but, yes, maybe in the order of $350 over 4 months, and a sweater, were ‘gifted.’
That makes three young lads who were receiving ‘gifts’ from Father Amesse; (i) Robert, (ii) the other young man who testified for the defence and said he had received birthday cards with money tucked inside for abut 6 years (age 10-16?), and (iii) this young man.
The young man was nearly a witness at trial but did not want to testify and would, as I understand it, have to have been been called as a hostile witness. At the end of the day, he was not called to testify.
Please keep Robert, and all of these young men in your prayers.
(2) Father Barry McGrory (Previously convicted. Archdiocese of Ottawa, Ontario)
There was a possible judicial trial hearing for Father Barry McGrory yesterday morning. If it did proceed it was NOT open to the public.
I will check this afternoon for the next court date and will let you know
(3) Father Gary Hoskins
As I said elsewhere: Bad news for the complainant. The charges against Father Gary Hoskins were STAYED in February.
I wondered why there was no media coverage yesterday – called the courthouse to find out if the trial had perhaps been rescheduled and got the bad news.
The Crown is apparently appealing.
At this point, that is all I know .
Please keep the complainant in your prayers. This has to be devastating. Absolutely devastating.
(4) Father Ronald Leger csv (Previously convicted Viatorian priest. Attended and taught at Cornwall, Ontario’s now defunct Cornwall Classical College. Since 1971 has served in Archdiocese of St. Boniface Manitoba. )
05-16 March 2018: 10 am, TRIAL, courtroom #403, Winnipeg Provincial courthouse (Main Floor, 408 York Ave.)
Yes, that’s trial. A 10-day trial booked to start March of next year (2018).
(5) Eric Dejaeger omi (Oblate serial molester, former fugitive and ex-priest)
Eric Dejaeger recently won his appeal to allow him to retain a legal aid lawyer to appeal several of his convictions. His case is now with the Nunavut Court of Appeals. His next court date is:
26 July 2017: 1:30 pm, Nunavut Court of Appeals
This may be his newly retained lawyer arguing his case for the appeals court to hear his appeal?
We shall see.
Please keep this man’s countless victims in your prayers.
(6) Father Amer Saka (Priest with Chaldean Catholic Church in Canada. )
On 13 July 2016 Father Saka was charged with fraud over $5,000 and possessing proceeds of property or thing exceeding $5,000. Police will say only that the total sum of money ‘lost’ was in excess of $500,000. The charges elate to refugee funds which Father Saka is alleged to have gambled away.
Father Saka’s next court date is:
25 May 2017: 09:30 am, “to be spoken to,” courtroom #5, London Ontario courthouse ( 80 Dundas St.)
Please keep those who been betrayed by this priest in yourprayers
(7) Donald Grecco (Previously convicted ex-priest – Archdiocese of St. Catharine’s, Ontario)
These new charges were laid in September and October 2015.
I am awaiting a call back with Grecco’s next court date. I will let you know as soon as I have it.
Please keep the complainants in your prayers
(8) Brian Lucy (Previously convicted, presently incarcerated former church organist in Archdiocese of Kingston, Ontario)
These new charges were laid December 2015.
I am awaiting a call back on Lucy’s next court date. I will let you know as soon as I have it.
Please keep the complainant in your prayers.
And another name added to the Accused list:
(1) Father Jean-Level Eliscard
Eliscard was convicted in 1995 for raping a 13-year-old parishioner in New Jersey. He was sentenced to three years probation back in Haiti under the ‘care’ of his bishop. Father Elsicard showed up in Canada around the late 1990s; he served in both the Diocese of Saint Hyacinthe and Archdiocese of Montreal, Quebec.
I can’t yet tell if he is or is not back serving in his home diocese of Les Cayes in Haiti.
Another disgusting example of recycling known clerical sexual predators.
Enough for now,