July 29, 2005

Retired priest facing sex abuse charges


Broadcast News

July 29, 2005

WINDSOR, ONT. -- A retired Catholic priest who now lives in Essex County has been charged with several sex-related offences.

Police say the offences occurred in the Chatham-Kent area between 1971 and 1973.

Inspector George Flikweert says police know about three alleged victims, but the investigation continues and they have not ruled out finding more.

Police first started looking into the allegations in late 2004.

Eighty-two-year-old Charles Sylvestre of Belle River faces three counts of indecent assault, one charge of rape and one charge of sexual intercourse with a female under 14.

Posted by kshaw at July 29, 2005 09:27 PM