Convicted Moncton priest could face trial on new sex charge next year

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Yvon Arsenault is already in prison for molesting 9 boys in the 1970s

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Posted: Oct 19, 2017 12:18 PM AT      Last Updated: Oct 19, 2017 12:18 PM AT

Yvon Arsenault, in a picture from February 2017, before he was incarcerated for molesting nine boys between 1971 and 1980, while serving as a catholic priest.

Yvon Arsenault, in a picture from February 2017, before he was incarcerated for molesting nine boys between 1971 and 1980, while serving as a catholic priest. (CBC)

Arsenault was sent to prison last year after admitting to molesting nine boys in the 1970s. Since then, a 10th man has come forward with allegations.

Former priest Yvon Arsenault, already serving four years behind bars for molesting boys, could be tried in the new year on a new allegation of sexual indecency

Arsenault is now accused of indecently assaulting a male in Shediac between January 1970 and December 1973.

Arsenault has pleaded not guilty.

A preliminary inquiry was held today in Moncton court, and a judge ruled there was sufficient evidence to send the case to trial. Testimony from the hearing is covered by a publication ban.

A date for the trial will be chosen in the coming weeks.

Arsenault and the Moncton Archdiocese are also facing civil lawsuits related to his sex crimes.

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