More Criminal Charges Against Former Yarmouth Priest Albert LeBlanc

by John McKiggan

RCMP have laid 10 more charges of criminal sexual abuse against former Roman Catholic priest Albert LeBlanc.

LeBlanc is now facing charges in more than 50 sexual related offences, 18 counts of indecent assault and 32 counts of gross indecency.

RCMP stated that the charges relate to alleged offences commited from 1967 to 1985 when LeBlanc was living in Yarmouth county.

LeBlanc was ordained as a priest in Bouctouche N.B. in 1955. He was pastor of Notre Dame parish in Yarmouth for many years. He left the priesthood in September 1973 to become a case worker for Family and Children Services. Later he moved on to become a probation office (like Nova Scotia’s most notorious sex offender Cesar Lalo).

Four former Catholic priests from the Yarmouth diocese have now been charged or accused of sexual abuse of children: Raoul Deveau, Albert LeBlanc, Adolphe LeBlanc, and “Eddie” Theriault.

I understand that the RCMP are investigating even more charges against LeBlanc. As is frequently the case, once victims realize they are not the only persons that have suffered at the hands of sexual abusers more survivors have the courage to come forward.

I have been getting calls from survivors wondering about their legal options.

If you are a victim of sexual abuse by Albert LeBlanc, or if you have been sexually abused by anyone, and are looking for information regarding your legal options, how the criminal justice system works and what the civil courts can do for abuse victims, please feel free to contact me for a copy of my book, “Breaking the Silence, The Survivor’s Guide to Abuse Compensation Claims”.

For almost twenty years I have dedicated my practice to representing survivors of childhood sexual abuse. I wrote Breaking the Silence: The Survivor’s Guide to Sexual Abuse Claims so that abuse survivors and their families can get good solid information about their legal options, privately and confidentially.

If you would like a copy of Breaking the Silence, you can buy a copy of the book on Amazon or you can receive a free copy of the book by contacting me through this blog, or my website at or by calling toll free in Atlantic Canada 1-877-423-2050.

One Response to “More Criminal Charges Against Former Yarmouth Priest Albert LeBlanc”

December 31, 1969 at 6:00 pm, ARthur berry said:

Not surprise to hear that Albert leBlanc has been charge,I recall as a young lad I always seen him with young boys in his car , I wondered when this day was going to come.

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