Lawyer for former archbishop making case to Manitoba Court of Appeal Friday


The Canadian Press
Published Friday, October 31, 2014

WINNIPEG – A former archbishop convicted of sexually assaulting an altar boy in the 1980s is appealing his case to Manitoba’s highest court Friday.

Seraphim Storheim was convicted early this year of sexually assaulting a boy who had come to visit him in Winnipeg in 1985.

His lawyer, Jeff Gindin, is asking new evidence be heard relating to the victim’s visit with Storheim and his relationship with one of the defence witnesses.

Gindin is also arguing Storheim’s denial of abuse was credible and should not have been dismissed by the judge.

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