February 13, 2006

"Project Truth" inquiry begins


Broadcast News

Monday, February 13, 2006

CORNWALL, Ont. -- A public inquiry begins today into how the justice system responded to allegations a sex ring operated for years in Cornwall.

The inquiry will look into the actions of Cornwall police, the OPP, the Ontario government and the Children's Aid Society during and after the alleged abuse.

While it will not make any conclusions on criminal liability, the inquiry, which is expected to last a year, will hopefully lift the cloud of scandal that has plagued Cornwall for years.

Sordid tales have spread of a group of pedophiles that existed since the late 1950s and involved members of the region's Roman Catholic clergy.

Posted by kshaw at February 13, 2006 04:52 PM