Disgraced bishop Lahey to be released on probation

Toronto Star

The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—A disgraced Roman Catholic bishop who got busted with hundreds of pornographic photos of young boys has been sentenced to 15 months in jail and two years probation.

But because Ontario Court Justice Kent Kirkland gave Raymond Lahey double credit for the eight months he has served since last spring, the cleric has essentially finished his jail sentence and will be released on probation.

Kirkland also imposed a series of stringent probation rules.

Among other things, Lahey will have to submit a DNA sample and register as a sex offender. He will also have to allow searches of his personal and office computers when required by the authorities.

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