GUILTY Canada - Bishop Raymond Lahey for child pornography, Ottawa, 2009

Discussion in 'Recently Sentenced and Beyond' started by Missizzy, May 4, 2011.

  1. Missizzy

    Missizzy New Member

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    I believe that Bishop Lahey's name has come up on other threads but I think he's "earned" his own. Shame on the man.


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110504/ap_on_re_ca/cn_canada_bishop_child_porn_trial_4

    Canadian Bishop pleads guilty in child porn case

    "A Canadian Roman Catholic bishop pleaded guilty Wednesday to importing child pornography, prompting the Vatican to say it, too, would impose disciplinary measures. Bishop Raymond Lahey, 70, entered the plea in an Ottawa courtroom — a rare case of high ranking Canadian Church official facing charges over sexual misconduct.

    The Vatican said Wednesday that with Lahey's criminal trial now over, the church will now impose its own disciplinary or penal measures against him...."

    and

    "....The prosecution said Lahey had 588 images of child pornography on his laptop and a hand-held device. Lahey resigned as head of the Catholic diocese of Antigonish in Nova Scotia just before the charges became public...."

    and

    "...The case was especially shocking to Canadians because Lahey had overseen a multimillion dollar settlement for clerical sexual abuse victims in his diocese only a month earlier...."

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