For­mer priest charged with sex­ual as­sault of­fences in 1976

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A 79-year-old for­mer priest, who was con­victed of sex­ual as­sault in 1986, will ap­pear in court next month to face charges of sex­ual as­sault in con­nec­tion with of­fences that al­legedly took place more than 40 years ago.

Gilles Des­lau­ri­ers, of Vercheres, Québec was ar­rested March 12 and charged with two counts of in­de­cent as­sault on a male. These charges are in re­la­tion to al­leged in­ci­dents in­volv­ing a boy in Green Val­ley, dat­ing back to 1976.

The ar­rest was made as the re­sult of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­ducted by mem­bers of the Stor­mont-Dun­das-Glen­garry de­tach­ment of the On­tario Pro­vin­cial Po­lice and the SD&G OPP Crime Unit. The ac­cused was re­leased and is sched­uled to ap­pear in Alexan­dria court April 3. Mr. Des­lau­ri­ers had pleaded guilty in 1986 to abus­ing four boys from Corn­wall. He was among the priests in­ves­ti­gated dur­ing the Corn­wall Pub­lic In­quiry.

Booze, smokes lifted

The SDG de­tach­ment is try­ing to track down the per­son who stole sev­eral bot­tles of al­co­hol from a busi­ness on Main Street in Maxville March 15. Of­fi­cers re­sponded to the call at 1:37 p.m. March 16, at 2:13 a.m. po­lice of­fi­cers were dis­patched to a busi­ness on High­way 138 in Mon­k­land. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­di­cated that some­time be­tween 2:05 a.m. and 2:13 a.m. crooks made off with mul­ti­ple to­bacco prod­ucts. An in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ues.

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