November 16, 2005

Priest released on bail

Edmonton Sun


CHATHAM, Ont. -- A former southwestern Ontario priest facing 36 sexual abuse charges is out on bail.

Charles Sylvestre, 83, was released on $2,000 bail without deposit after a hearing yesterday.

Crown Attorney Paul Bailey consented to the release on a number of conditions. Sylvestre is not allowed to communicate with the 31 alleged victims, must reside in nearby Belle River, stay in Ontario, and is banned from being alone with anyone under 16 years of age unless in the presence of his surety.

Posted by kshaw at November 16, 2005 07:36 AM