Thursday, July 26, 2018

Priest facing slew of historic sexual assault charges in hospital with cancer

From Canada-

An Anglican priest accused of historical sexual assaults against teenage boys in an Edmonton youth jail is hospitalized and undergoing cancer treatment, court heard Wednesday.

Gordon William Dominey was not present at a provincial court appearance on some of his more recent charges. A law student attending on behalf of his defence lawyer, Kent Teskey, told court that the 65-year-old is undergoing treatment for cancer.

The initial charges Dominey faces date back to the 1980s when investigators say Dominey worked as a priest at the now-demolished Edmonton Youth Development Centre (YDC). When police first announced the charges in February 2016, five complainants had come forward with allegations of abuse. At the time of the alleged offences, the complainants were between 14 and 17 years old.

After the allegations went public, police laid additional historic charges against Dominey. There are now 15 complainants and 30 criminal charges, according to court records.

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