Albert Leblanc Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse. Will Other Survivors Break Their Silence

By John McKiggan
Injury Board Blog Network
May 18, 2012

This week Albert LeBlanc, a former priest from the catholic Diocese of Yarmouth pleaded guilty to sexually abusing 6 young boys (now grown men) in the 1970's and 1980's. LeBlanc is facing 44 more charges which have been adjourned until August.

The Arch-Bishop of Halifax, who administers the Yarmouth Diocese issued a statement condemning LeBlanc's acts.

The general consensus is that it was appropriate that LeBlanc pleaded guilty because he is taking responsibility for his actions and it saves the victims from having to testify about some very painful and traumatic memories.

However I was contacted by one of LeBlanc's victims who viewed it a different way. He was disappointed that he would not be able to face LeBlanc in court. He feels cheated.








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