High River online
Published: Friday, 21 June 2019 06:38
Written by Russell Skeet
Sexual assault charges have been dropped against a Calgary priest with ties to the Foothills.
Malcolm Joseph D’Souza was facing charges from alleged incidents with four women, but the Crown dropped the charges saying there was no likelihood of a conviction.
D’Souza spent time as a Pastor or Associate Pastor at Christ the King in Claresholm from 2006 to 2010 and at High River’s St. Francis de Sales and St. Andrews in Vulcan from 2016 until 2018.
The Roman Catholic Diocese in Calgary placed him on administrative leave in October of 2018 when the allegations were first made.
He remains on leave and his lawyer, Balfour Der, says his career as a priest is likely over, but he’s relieved to have this matter behind him.