Second priest to be arrested in sexual abuse case

Montreal Gazette

By Roberto Rocha, THE GAZETTE
December 30, 2012 12:51 PM

MONTREAL — Montreal police will arrest a second priest believed to have sexually abused students of a school run by the Congregation of Holy Cross one of Quebec’s pre-eminent religious orders.

The arrest of Olivain Leblanc, 70 follows that of Georges Sarrazin, 91. Both are accused of abusing boys at College Notre-Dame between 1966 and 1980.

Leblanc, like Sarrazin, is also believed to suffer from health problems, which complicates their arrest.

Police are in discussion with the priests’ lawyers, and the arrest warrants will be “executed shortly,” Constable Anie Lemieux of the Montreal police said.

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