Former Ottawa priest faces child sex assault charges


(press release)

(Ottawa) — Today, the Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Section charged a former Ottawa area priest following an investigation into allegations of a historical sexual assault.

In September 2016, investigators received a complaint and commenced an investigation into allegations of sexual assault, in Ottawa in the late 1960s, involving a priest with the Archdiocese of Ottawa. The offences involved a boy who was 15 years old at the time.

William Barry McGRORY, 82 years old, of Toronto is charged with two counts of Indecent Assault on a male and two counts of Gross Indecency, as per Criminal Code charges existing at the time of the offences.

He is scheduled to appear in court today.

SACA investigators are concerned that there could be other victims.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.

OttawaStart Staff


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