Mayor wants bishop removed from town as police review old homosexual child-porn allegation
October 05, 2009
As police review a decades-old allegation of child pornography against Bishop Raymond Lahey-- an allegation that involved the possession of pornographic pictures of teenage boys-- the mayor of the town in which the prelate has been ordered to reside is encouraging residents to complain so that the bishop will be sent elsewhere.
“I wish he would go somewhere else,” said Mayor Bertrand LeBlanc of Rogersville, New Brunswick. “This is a small community. We take care of our children and we want them to be in security. And this is a scenario you would not want for your children.”
Bishop Lahey has been ordered to reside in the Cistercian-Trappist Monastery of Our Lady of Calvary, but is free to leave the monastery grounds. Monastery officials said they did not request that the bishop be sent there; instead, the request came “from the papal office,” according to a CBC news report.
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