Former Saanich Priest Guilty of Sexual Exploitation

February 26, 2013

[with video]

VICTORIA – Former Catholic priest, Phil Jacobs, has been found guilty of sexual exploitation.

The ruling came Monday morning in a Victoria courtroom. Jacobs was facing four charges including two counts of sexual interference, one count of sexual assault, and one count of sexual exploitation.

The former priest at St. Joseph the Worker Church in Saanich was acquitted of three of the four charges.

Madame Justice Groper told the court that some of the testimony against Jacobs did not add up and that some of the evidence presented raised doubts over when the alleged offences took place.

A sentencing date is scheduled to be set on March 6th, 2013.


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