February 25, 2005

Sexual abuse lawsuits filed

Cornwall Seaway News

by John Divinski

Three separate lawsuits totalling almost $10 million were publicly announced on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005 by three men who say they were sexually abused in Cornwall when they were younger. Stuart Gerald Labelle named Cornwall lawyer Jacques Leduc as the plaintiff. Albert Joseph Lalonde and Robert Renshaw named former priest Charles MacDonald of Glen Robertson as plaintiff and the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall is also named. Leduc says he will challenge the charges and is considering a counter-suit. Bishop Paul-André Durocher of the local diocese says the matter has been turned over to their legal representatives for future comment. Father Charles MacDonald had no comment on the matter when contacted at his home.

Posted by kshaw at February 25, 2005 09:28 AM