Friday, February 15, 2013

Fr. Jacques Faucher: freed on Bail

OTTAWA – A suspended priest and former school trustee was freed on bail Thursday after promising to stay away from schools and kids amid charges he had "a series of inappropriate contacts" with a seven-year-old boy in the early 1970s.

Hours before, the Archbishop of Ottawa announced he had suspended Fr. Jacques Faucher, 76, and banned him from representing himself as a Catholic priest.

He's back in court March 12 to face charges of gross indecency and indecent assault that no longer exist in the Criminal Code but were in place at the time of the alleged offences dating back to 1971 to 1973.

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