N.S. priest who returned to pulpit after sex crime resigns


CTVNews.ca Staff

Date: Thursday Feb. 2, 2012

A Nova Scotia priest who returned to the pulpit after he was convicted of sexually assaulting an altar boy has resigned.

Rev. Ron Cutler, acting bishop of the Nova Scotia diocese, said in a statement provided to CTV News Thursday that he accepted Wayne Lynch’s resignation “from any and all participation in the life of the parish” at St. Luke’s Anglican Church in Annapolis Royal, N.S.

Culter sent the statement to Lynch’s victim Glenn Johnson, who spoke to CTV News about his ordeal.

Some parishioners were outraged to see Lynch back after he pleaded guilty in 1999 to indecently assaulting 13-year-old Johnson in the 1970s.

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