April 06, 2006

Church settles sex abuse cases with Labrador Innu

CBC News

Last updated Apr 6 2006 08:20 AM NDT
CBC News
The Roman Catholic church has settled three more civil court cases related to the sexual exploitation of Innu boys by clergy in Labrador.

The suits, which were rooted in incidents dating back as far as the 1970s, were settled this winter.

Two Natuashish men allege they were sexually abused by a lay member of the Oblate order in the 1980s.

Bro. Gordon Paul Baynham was charged with three counts of sexual assault in 1990, but the provincial government refused to pay the cost of his extradition from the U.S.

Justice officials argued a conviction would likely have resulted only in a suspended sentence or a short prison term.

Posted by kshaw at April 6, 2006 07:22 AM