February 14, 2006

Cornwall child abuse inquiry finally begins


Updated Tue. Feb. 14 2006 6:14 AM ET

CTV.ca News Staff

An inquiry started Monday in the eastern Ontario city of Cornwall to examine how authorities had investigated a purported ring of pedophiles over the decades.

Rumours in the town have existed since the late 1950s of a group of well-connected pedophiles operating in the city on the St. Lawrence River, about an hour's drive south of Ottawa.

"This has been going on for decades and nothing was ever done about it. And the hierarchy in our community allowed this to go on," said Steve Parisien, 47, who claims to have been abused as a child in the 1960s.

Participants allegedly included doctors, lawyers and Roman Catholic priests.

Posted by kshaw at February 14, 2006 06:59 AM