Canada’s bishop faces child porn charges

Canada’s Roman Catholic Church is suffering from scandal caused by the sexual abuse of children by priests and a Nova Scotia bishop.

Sexual harassment of children by Catholic priests inf Nova Scotia has reportedly been occurring since 1950. It is believed that a total of 39 children have fallen victim to such abuse.

Bishop Raymond Lahey was released on a $9,000 bail after turning himself in to the Ottawa police on Thursday afternoon to face charges of possessing and importing child pornography.

Bishop Lahey brokered a $15-million settlement for victims of sexual abuse.

The cases of sexual abuse were exposed after one of the victims, David Martin, committed suicide and left a revealing letter.

The scandal gained greater momentum after David’s brother, Ronald Martin launched a lawsuit against one of the priests allegedly involved.

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