Date Set for Albert LeBlanc Sex Abuse Trial

by John McKiggan

Former Yarmouth priest Albert LeBlanc is facing 50 criminal sexual abuse charges involving allegations of indecent assault and gross indecency.

LeBlanc was scheduled to appear in court yesterday to schedule a date for his trial. LeBlanc did not atend court. Instead Yarmouth criminal defence lawyer Phil Star appeared for LeBlanc to set dates.

The trial has been scheduled to starty May 14, 2012 in provincial court.

The charges span more than 20 years, involving offences that are alleged to have taken place between 1964 and 1985.

Different Employers

Some of the charges relate to the time period that LeBlanc was employed as a priest in the Yarmouth Diocese. After he left the priesthood, LeBlanc worked as a caseworker for Family and Children’s Services in Yarmouth, and then started work as a probation officer in 1975.

Potential Civil Liability?

I have posted an article about the legal issues involved in the LeBlanc case on my Atlantic Canada Personal Injury Lawyer blog. Please take a look and let me know what you think.

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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.

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