Category Archives: Trials

Vatican judge takes plea bargain on molestation, child pornography charges

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CRUX 20 February 2018 John L. Allen Jr. EDITOR Pope Francis meets members of the Roman Rota, the supreme Tribunal of the Holy See, at the Vatican, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. (Credit: L’Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP.) ROME – A … Continue reading

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“‘I am deeply sorry,’ says Ottawa teacher spared jail despite sexual relationship with teen student” & related article

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Ottawa Citizen Published on: February 8, 2018 | Last Updated: February 8, 2018 4:48 PM EST Gary Dimmock         Former teacher Jessica Beraldin, who now uses her maiden name, Fiore, leaves the Ottawa courthouse on Friday April … Continue reading

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What the heck is going on?

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I went to the Ottawa courthouse this morning for the Jessica Beraldin sentencing.  All I can say is that I felt like I came out of the twilight zone, or La La Land.  It was without a doubt the strangest … Continue reading

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Sentencing of female teacher tomorrow

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I finally connected with someone at the Ottawa court house 🙂 The next court date for Jessica Beraldin is: 08 February 2018: 10 am, “sentencing” (sentencing hearing?), court room #12, Ottawa courthouse (161 Elgin St.) Jessica Beraldin has obviously made … Continue reading

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“Cardinal Pell living at Sydney seminary ahead of historic sex abuse hearing” & related articles

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By Lucie Morris-Marr, CNN Updated 3:22 AM ET, Wed January 10, 2018 Source: CNN Story highlights Pell revealed to be living at Australian seminary as he awaits key court hearing Evidence in the sexual abuse case will be heard from … Continue reading

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Retired priest sentenced in Cornwall to house arrest, curfew, probation

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Cornwall Standard Freeholder Friday, December 15, 2017 8:01:37 EST PM By Alan S. Hale, Cornwall Standard-Freeholder The Cornwall courthouse on Second Street West. File photo A retired Roman Catholic priest from Glengarry, Denis Vaillancourt, was given to a one-year conditional … Continue reading

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Good therapy

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Today is day one of Father Brian Boucher’s tw0-day preliminary hearing.  There will without doubt be a publication ban on all testimony and evidence so even if there is media present we wont hear anything about the allegations themselves.  We … Continue reading

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Sex offender priest dies same day he’s due in court on new charges

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‘Where’s the justice in that?’ says alleged victim CBC News Posted: Dec 08, 2017 11:19 PM CT Last Updated: Dec 08, 2017 11:19 PM CT Father Omer Desjardins died Dec. 4, 2017, according to an obituary. (Courtesy Oblates of Mary Immaculate) … Continue reading

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Priest accused of sexual assault won’t have to go through trial

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Crown withdraws charge against Paul Breau after doctors declare former U of M chaplain mentally incompetent CBC News Posted: Dec 07, 2017 2:24 PM AT     Last Updated: Dec 07, 2017 2:24 PM AT By Gabrielle Fahmy, Paul Breau was chaplain at … Continue reading

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Statement from the Diocese of Corner Brook and Labrador Re George Smith

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Statement from the Diocese of Corner Brook and Labrador–December 5, 2017 Re: George Smith Today George Smith was sentenced for a crime of sexual assault involving one victim during the years 1978 to 1981 from his time of ministry as a priest in the former Diocese … Continue reading

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