Albert LeBlanc a fomer catholic priest from the Yarmouth Diocese pleaded guilty this week to charges that he sexually abused six boys in the 1970's and 1980's. Some of the charges stem from the period when LeBlanc was employed as a priest with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Yarmouth the later charges relate to periods when he was employed as a case worker with Social Services and then a probation officer.
LeBlanc is facing 44 more charges which are scheduled to be dealt with in August.
The Diocese of Yarmouth has already been sued by several of LeBlanc's victims. The potential legal exposure for the Diocese, Family and Children's Services and Probation Services could be enormous.