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Canada: Bishop charged with child-porn possession denies abuse allegation

CWN - June 02, 2010

Bishop Raymond Lahey, who resigned in September 2009 after Ottawa airport security found child pornography on his computer, has denied a sexual abuse allegation. A man who is a former resident of a Catholic orphanage in Newfoundland alleged in an April lawsuit that Bishop Lahey, while a priest, molested him repeatedly between 1982 and 1986.

At the time, Bishop Lahey was a priest of the Archdiocese of Saint John’s in Newfoundland; in 1986, he was appointed bishop of the Diocese of Saint George’s, now known as the Diocese of Corner Brook and Labrador.

The trial of Bishop Lahey on child pornography charges is scheduled to take place in April 2011.

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