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Canadian bishop pleads guilty to child-porn charges

Catholic World News - May 04, 2011

Bishop Raymond Lahey has entered a guilty plea in his trial on child-pornography charges.

The former Bishop of Antigonish, Nova Scotia resigned in 2009, shortly after he was stopped at Ottawa airport and authorities found pornographic images on his laptop computer. Further investigation led to the discovery of hundreds of such images, including many involving young boys.

After several postponements of the trial date, Bishop Lahey escaped further exposure of the evidence against him by entering his guilty plea and thus avoiding a public trial. He will be sentenced at a later date. The minimum sentence under Canadian law is one year in prison.

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