Appeal court judges reserve decision in archbishop case


The Canadian Press
Published Friday, October 31, 2014

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Appeal Court judges are reserving their decision on whether to allow new evidence in the case of a former archbishop found guilty of sexually assaulting an altar boy in the 1980s.

The judges are also taking time to decide whether his conviction should be overturned.
Seraphim Storheim was convicted early this year of sexually assaulting a boy who had come to visit him in Winnipeg in 1985.

Storheim’s lawyer, Jeff Gindin, presented the Appeal Court judges with photos and documents today that suggest the boy was in Winnipeg in 1986 and not 1985.

Gindin also argued the judge who convicted Storheim was biased against his client.

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