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Anglican Priest Convicted of Sexual Abuse in Ontario

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In case anyone is under the mistaken impression that sexual predators are a problem that is limited to the Catholic Church, Justice Stach of the Ontario Supreme Court recently released his decision convicting Anglican priest Ralph Rowe, who was charged with 56 counts of sexual abuse against more than 25 boys between 1975 and 1987.

Rowe was an Anglican priest, an organizer and leader of boy scout and choir groups, and a pilot in remote aboriginal communities in Northern Ontario. Rowe was convicted on charges of indecent assault and sexual assault including sexual fondling, digital penetration and anal rape.

The entire decision is reported at R. v. Rowe, [2007] O.J. No. 2971. You can read the decision here.