Jailed Priest Faces New Abuse Lawsuit

April 8, 2008

Beckett Personal Injury Office In Downtown London's article image

PEMBROKE, Ontario, April 8 (UPI) -- A retired Canadian priest already in prison for sexually abusing boys in Eastern Ontario faces a new suit by 11 alleged victims seeking $22 million.

Former Monsignor Bernard Prince was found guilty of 13 counts of sexual abuse between 1964 and 1984 in January and is serving a four-year penitentiary sentence.

Monday, lawyers in Pembroke, Ontario, west of Ottawa, filed papers suing him and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pembroke, alleging he sexually abused 11 others when they were between 12 and 15 years old, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., reported Tuesday.

The victims said they believe the diocese was aware of an accusation against Prince involving a boy in 1968, lawyer Rob Talach told the Ottawa Sun.

Talach said he is hoping for an out-of-court settlement with the diocese but is prepared to go to trial.

Damages named in the suit are for pain and suffering, economic loss, and money for counseling and medication, the Sun said.

Types of Damages in a Slip and Fall Accident

May 25, 2022

Types of Damages in a Slip and Fall Accident

If you've been injured as a result of a slip and fall accident, a personal injury lawyer can help. The team at Beckett brings expertise and experience to fight for justice and the compensation you deserve. Our latest blog breaks down the types of damages you can claim.

Read More
Beckett Personal Injury Office In Downtown London

May 4, 2022

Grand Chief reflects on Pope's apology following Vatican visit

A historic week of meetings with Indigenous leaders from across Canada culminated with Pope Francis expressing his “sorrow and shame” for the “deplorable” abuses at residential schools.

Read More
Negligence in Long Term Care Homes

April 27, 2022

Negligence in Long Term Care Homes

When your loved ones are living in a nursing home or long term care home, there is a certain level of care that is required by law to be met. In our latest blog, we break down the different types of negligence claims that can be pursued if care levels are not up to standards.

Read More