November 29, 2005

Priest found not guilty on sex charge

CBC News

Last updated Nov 28 2005 01:40 PM NST

A Roman Catholic priest has been found not guilty on a charge of sexual assault.

Ambrose Hynes, 60, was charged last June, after a former altar boy claimed Hynes had assaulted him more than 20 years ago.

The complainant was 12 years old at the time.

Hynes was the parish priest in St. Anne's parish, in the Codroy Valley.

In his decision, Supreme Court judge Alan Seaborn said he does not disbelieve the evidence of either the former altar boy or of Hynes.

Posted by kshaw at November 29, 2005 08:42 AM