Friday, March 22, 2019

Former priest David Norton to be sentenced today

From Canada-

Today will mark the end of the trial of former Anglican priest David Norton, who sexually abused four boys from Chippewas of the Thames First Nation.

Norton, 72, was found guilty of three counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual assault in November. He abused the four boys in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

On Monday, the court heard emotional victim impact statements from the four victims, along with statements from one of the victim's daughters and a statement from the Chippewas community.

"My spirit was shattered," shared one of the victims.

The victims recounted lives of trauma, substance abuse, suicide attempts and struggles to have meaningful relationships with their children, family and friends. They spoke of decades of struggle stemming from the abuse they suffered at the hands of Norton.

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