Former archbishop’s lawyer cites new evidence in sex assault case

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WINNIPEG – A lawyer for a former archbishop convicted of sexually assaulting an altar boy in the 1980s says he has fresh evidence that could have exonerated his client.

Jeff Gindin, who represents Seraphim Storheim, filed a notice of motion saying the new evidence should be heard when the case appears before Manitoba’s Court of Appeal on Friday.

In court documents, Gindin says the evidence relates to the victim’s visit with Storheim and Storheim’s relationship with one of the defence witnesses.

Gindin says the evidence — had it been known — could have affected the outcome of Storheim’s trial.

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