Disgraced priest Yvon Arsenault will plead not guilty to new sex charge

CBC News

By Gabrielle Fahmy, CBC News Posted: Aug 03, 2017

Disgraced catholic priest Yvon Arsenault will pleading not guilty to a new charge of indecent assault.

Arsenault is already serving four years behind bars. He was sentenced in February after he pleaded guilty to molesting nine young boys in the seventies, when he was priest around Shediac and Collette.

The boys were all between nine and 17 years-old.

Arsenault was almost unrecognizable as he appeared in Moncton provincial court Thursday to elect a mode of trial in front of judge Troy Sweet.

He looked around the courtroom appearing confused after being brought in to the prisoner’s box by a sheriff.

He was wearing a blue T-shirt, had grown a beard and appeared heavier since going to prison.

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