Three court dates this week

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Three court dates this week:

(1)  Previously convicted Oblate molester Father Omer Desjardins has a court date in Winnipeg tomorrow:

Monday, 04 December  2017:  10 am, to enter a plea, court room #303,  Winnipeg Provincial courthouse (Main Floor, 408 York Ave.)

I encourage those who can do so to attend.

Please keep the complainants in your prayers, and, as always, please pass along any news you see or hear regarding the outcome.

(Father Desjardins is also facing charges in his home province of Saskatchewan.  This past October two charges of gross decency and two of indecent assault on a male person were laid against him laid in relation to allegations of sex abuse  in Saskatoon and Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan dating to in 1974-1975.  I have been trying to find out in which court these charges were laid.  I will try again tomorrow)

(2)  Sentencing for previously convicted molester Father George Ansel Smith is scheduled for Tuesday:

Tuesday,  05 December 2017:  1:30 pm, Sentencing, Corner Brook, Newfoundland courthouse (82 Mt. Bernard Avenue)

I encourage those who are within driving distance and free to do so to attend.   From Michelle’s description of events last week I believe chances are high that  Father Smith will be in court in person.  Paul Renouf, whose allegations led to this conviction, will listen to the proceeding by phone.

Please keep Paul in your prayers.

(3)    The verdict for previously convicted former Cornwall Roman Catholic school teacher Marcel Lalonde  molester will be rendered on Wednesday:

Wednesday, 06  December 2017:  10 am, VERDICT, Cornwall, Ontario  courthouse (29 Second St. W., )

As always, I encourage those who can do so to attend.

Please keep the complainant in your prayers.

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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7 Responses to Three court dates this week

  1. JoeB says:

    I was just about to leave for court when I got a call from victim services. Omer Desjardins had a heart attack on the weekend….. court is remanded until December 18.

  2. Sylvia says:

    Thank you Joe. I am sure you had been hoping that today would bring this closer to a conclusion. A disappointment.

    Let’s pray that the ‘heart attack’ was a case of angina and, with that health scare, a time for reflection. And let’s pray that within a matter of days Father Desjardins will be prepared to ensure that justice is done, both there in Winnipeg, and in Saskatchewan.

    • JoeB says:

      Apparently he is in ICU at St. Boniface hospital….. the same hospital where he was pastor for decades before resigning ahead of his 2014 charges

  3. Joeb says:

    I guess sending a get well soon card would be inappropriate….. you can’t convict a dead man.

    • BC says:

      Hi Joeb

      The only social use that Canadian taxpayers have for a convicted pervert like Father Omer Desjardins is for him to face his accusers and plead guilty and/or be convicted for the sake of his victims. He’s costing taxpayers a very very serious chunk of change, in terms of investigatons, prosecutions, convictions, sentencing, incarceration, parole etc. and now health-care costs. I’m all for it, for your sake. You need to know that many are with you Joeb. Hang in there.

  4. JoeB says:

    I find it very convenient that he had a heart attack 2 days before he was set to enter a guilty plea.

    • BC says:

      I empathize with you Joeb. But unless medical malpractice can be proven he`s in the hospital for cause, eh? Whatever you do, don’t blame yourself for this situation. Had Father Desjardins had any functional heart whatsoever, neither of you would be where you are today. Father Desjardins scammed a whole lotta people so that he could get away with his perverse crimes for so long. And whatever he’s got coming to him today, he could have prevented it a long long time ago.

      Hang in there Joeb. You are not alone.

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