Bishop Ray­mond La­hey to stand trial next year on child-porn charges

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OTTAWA (CP) — Ro­man Catholic Bishop Ray­mond La­hey is to stand trial on child-pornog­ra­phy charges in the spring of next year.

David El­hadad, an as­sis­tant Crown at­tor­ney, said La­hey’s trial has been set for April 26, 2011, and is ex­pected to last two weeks.

La­hey was charged in Septem­ber with pos­sess­ing and im­port­ing child pornog­ra­phy — 10 days af­ter he was de­tained at Ottawa air­port.

The 69-year-old bishop — who stepped down as head of the Catholic dio­cese in Antigonish — has been stay­ing with other priests in Ottawa since he was granted bail Oct. 1.

Po­lice say they found files and videos on La­hey’s lap­top, many of them show­ing young males en­gaged in sex acts.

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