Canada: Bishop charged with child-porn possession denies abuse allegation
Catholic World News - 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.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our March expenses ($33,401 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!