vrijdag, april 08, 2016

Man says he told priest in confession of sexual incidents

The Telegram
He wound up there after his father died after a hit and run accident and his mother sent his sisters to the Belvedere girls’ orphanage.
“There was no money,” he said of the choice his mother had to make.


Trial Division 
R. v. Murphy (J.E.) 


[1] Adams, J.: John Evangelist Murphy was originally charged with five counts of indecent assault, one count of gross indecency and one count of assault. The offences allegedly occurred between 1950 and 1960 while the accused was a member of the Irish Christian Brothers and working at Mount Cashel Orphanage in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

[2] After a preliminary inquiry was completed on 25 May 2001, Mr. Murphy was committed to stand trial on all counts. On 6 September 2001, an Indictment was filed at the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, Trial Division, which contained the five indecent assault charges and the one gross indecency charge. The Crown entered a stay of proceedings on the charge of assault.

 [3] The accused has applied to have the remaining charges stayed on several grounds:

         (1) The applicant’s right to be tried within a reasonable time has been breached contrary to Section 11(b) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms;
(2) the applicant has been denied his right to be tried in accordance
with the principles of fundamental justice contrary to
Section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms; and
      (3) the provisions of the Criminal Code under which he is charged violate the equality provisions under Section 15 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

 Archbishops of the Archdiocese of St. John’s, Newfoundland during Brother John Murphy’s time in the archdiocese:  Edward Patrick Roche  (26 February 1915 –  23 September 1950); Patrick James Skinner (January 1951-April 1979).



Application Heard: December 17, 1999 
Decision Rendered: January 21, 2000

The appellant, Ronald Justin Lasik, has applied, pursuant to the provisions of s. 679 of the Criminal Code, for release from custody pending the determination of his appeal from various convictions for which he received a sentence of a total of ten and one half years imprisonment.

[2] Mr. Lasik was charged on November 19, 1996 with a number of indictable offences relating to sexual and physical abuse of young boys at Mount Cashel Orphanage in St. John’s during the period 1954 to 1957. He was committed to stand trial, which trial commenced in April, 1999 and concluded in June, 1999 with convictions registered against him on 19 of 24 preferred counts. On July 27, 1999 he was sentenced to 10 ½ years imprisonment. He has been in custody since that time.

2003:  deported to the United States – no requirement to meet with parole officer (M)
Registered as a high risk sex offender in  New York.  Living at a Christian Brothers residence about 100 miles north of  New York City. (M) 

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