Friday, August 13, 2010

Another Canadian priest arrested

Rev Kenneth O'Keefe was arrested and charged with indecent assault. He’s 79. The crime is alleged to have happened in 1972.

Sgt. Jeff Webster, with the Ottawa police sexual assault unit, said a former student came forward in July. Webster said the victim was a teen when he encountered "inappropriate contact" with a priest in 1972.


If I read this correctly. a teen came forward after almost 40 years to accuse a priest of inappropriate contact. I’m guessing the priest was arrested on the strength of the victim's story. How would that work in Canada? Do you need physical evidence of abuse or a collaborating witness? Call me a skeptic if you will, but this one sounds fishy. I need more information.