By Riley Laychuk
A Winnipeg man is suing a diocese of the Anglican Church of Canada after allegations of sexual assault and abuse were bought forward decades after they were said to have occurred.
In a statement of claim filed in Brandon Court of Queen’s Bench, the man says he still suffers severe physical and emotional pain, alcohol and substance abuse, PTSD and other effects following incidents he says occurred both in a church in The Pas, Man. and at the priest’s residence on church property in the town, approximately 500 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg
He is suing the Diocese of Brandon, which employed the priest named in the claim, for damages.
The priest is believed to now be dead, the bishop of the diocese said.
The claim states the priest performed oral-genital intercourse on the plaintiff, who was under 10 years old at the time, attempted anal intercourse and masturbated him in the priest’s residence. Similar acts were performed in the church basement in another incident, the claim says.
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