Stanford: Raymond Gareth Stanford

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Raymond Gareth Stanford

Gary Stanford

Gary Stanford – cropped from undated team photo St. John Bosco School

Gary Stanford – cropped from undated team photo – St. John Bosco School

Gary Stanford – cropped from undated team photo – St. John Bosco school







Gary Stanford, coach of Kellys Pub basketball team – Metro Champs 2006-2007 (Picture cropped from team photo)








Roman Catholic teacher in St. John’s Newfoundland. Coached the boy’s soccer and basketball teams at St. John Bosco in Shea Heights.  He later taught at St. Patrick’s Hall, a Catholic boy’s school, in St. John’s.   CONVICTED in 1990.  A blogger references a Stanford who taught at St. Patrick’s who was a good friend of the Christian Brothers at Mount Cashel and used to take basketball teams to play at Mount Cashel and then go for a swim.  That is Stanford.   Stanford was a good friend of Christian Brother Harold Thorne. The pair coached a soccer team together in the 80s. (Thorn was convicted for sexually abusing boys at Mount Cashel.)

(As another small note of interest, when Stanford transferred back to St. John Bosco school the pastor at St. John Bosco Church was Father John Corrigan .  The K to 12 school was located on the same property as the Church.  The school or parish had a van which was kept at the rectory. Stanford routinely had to use the van to transport teams to and from games – he would  get the keys from Corrigan. Corrigan pleaded guilty in 1988 – some of abuse transpired at St. John Bosco)

October 2011:  word that Stanford is “employed by government of newfoundland and labrador,works at local newfoundland and labrador sports center. At this center, young boys and girls play sports all year long


02 March 2012:  BLOG Common Sense

04 November 2011:  Dr. Patrick Parfrey, Chair of the Board of Directors, Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Centre (re Raymond Stanford)

November 2011: Tourism, Culture and Recreation: Government of  Newfoundland  and  Labrador responds to questions re Raymond Gareth Stanford

02 November 2011:  E-mail to Rod Snow, Facility Manager & High Performance Director, Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Centre


October 2011: working at the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Centre on Crosbie St., St. John’s, Newfoundland.  He has apparently been working at the centre for about two years.

 External link to Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland

1990:  CONVICTED of sexually abusing a student at St. John Bosco starting when the boy was in Grade 7.  The abuse continued after the boy transferred to Brother Rice in St. John’s in Grade 10.  According to one media article, Stanford followed him, securing a teaching position at nearby St. Patrick’s Hall.  According to a blogger was sentenced to 41/2 years in jail.

According to media coverage of the trial the victim testified that he was abused more than 300 times by Stanford and punched in the stomach and face more times than that.  The victim said he lived in fear.  He testified that he was “trained like a dog to do whatever Mr. Stanford told me to do.  If I didn’t I was in trouble.”

Stanford used to virtually stalk the boy, following him everywhere he went.  After the victim started dating Stanford even followed the boy and his girlfriend around by car, even on graduation night.

The abuse ended in May 1986 when, according to media coverage, the victim “finally relaliated and punched Mr. Standord in the face after he had been punched himself.” After that “It was all over.”-

May 1989:  faced charges of assault, indecent assault and sexual assault.

around 1986:  transferred back to St. John Bosco and was teaching at St. John Bosco when he was charged

1983-1986:  began to teach at St. Patrick’s Hall, St. John’s Newfoundland.  The victim had transferred to Brother Rice in St. John’s.  The abuse continued.

1979-1983:  teacher at St. John Bosco in Shea Heights (St. John’s), Newfoundland

physically and sexually abusing a student during these years (M)


02 March 2012:  BLOG Common Sense

27 February 2012:  Recreation conference planned for St. John’s

02 November 2011: BLOG Did the Archbishop perjure himself?

23 March 1990: Crown asks two to five for teacher in sex case

02 November 1989:  Former teacher faces sex charges


Second teacher charged with offences against boys

The Ottawa Citizen

15 May 1989

GOOSE BAY (CP) _ A second Newfoundland teacher in less than a week has been charged with sex-related offences against boys.

Alexander John MacDonald, 38, a teacher in Sheshatshit, appeared in provincial court in Goose Bay this morning to face five counts of sexual assault and two of buggery.

MacDonald, an employee of the Roman Catholic School Board of Labrador, was remanded to hospital in St. John’s for psychiatric evaluation. He was ordered to reappear in court May 30.

The offences are alleged to have occurred over the last three years.

Last Thursday, Raymond Gareth Stanford, 39, was arraigned on charges of assault, indecent assault and sexual assault. The St. John’s teacher was released until a court appearance May 19 for election and plea.

The sex-related charges against MacDonald is the latest in a string involving the Catholic community. Fourteen priests, former priests and members of the Christian brothers have been charged with sexual offences against altar boys.


90 Responses to Stanford: Raymond Gareth Stanford

  1. judy says:

    yes, still there.

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