Ontario Priest Charged

By Norman Jack
580 CFRA [Canada]
February 2, 2006

The Ontario Provincial Police in eastern Ontario have an arrest warrant out for a 71-year-old priest accused of molesting a young boy back in the 1960's.

Father Bernard Prince is accused of buggery and indecent assault for allegedly assaulting a 12-year-old boy while he was visiting the priest at his home in Wilno.

Father Bernard worked at the Vatican from 1991 until his retirement two years ago, and still lives in Italy. So far, no extradition request has been filed.

Police say their investigation continues. They may be looking into reports of similar sexual assaults in the area around the same time.


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