Pedophile priest jumps to death

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Ottawa Sun online

Last Updated: October 13, 2010 5:13pm


A pedophile priest convicted in the 1980s of sexually assaulting seven altar boys killed himself Tuesday.

Though police are not confirming his identity, sources say the man found dead at the base of the 24-storey high rise is Dale Crampton. A neighbour discovered him next to the building at 30 McEwan Ave. at about 5 a.m. The disgraced former priest leapt to his death.

Crampton, who at one time was highly revered in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese, pled guilty in 1986 to indecently assaulting seven altar boys over the course of about a decade. He was a priest at Ottawa’s St. Maurice parish for almost as long.

He served eight months in prison after his initial suspended sentence was appealed in 1987.

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