Convicted sex offender Father Ron Léger granted bail

CBC News

Convicted sex offender Father Ron Léger has been granted bail after being arrested on additional charges.

Judge Cynthia Devine ruled he could be released from custody on a $1,000 bond and a $10,000 surety provided by Clerics of Saint Viator.

The former head of Holy Family Parish priest and founder of Teen Stop Jeunesse, Léger had been in custody since his arrest on additional sexual assault charges in October.

In 2015, he was convicted of sexual offences against three males and was later handed a two year sentence. The charges date back to a series of incidents that occurred between 1984 and 2004.

In October he was arrested after four more men came forward alleging sexual abuse. Léger now faces 8 new charges of sexual assault.

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