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Sex abuse survivor urges Catholic diocese to drop Supreme Court appeal at silent vigil

Drop Supreme Court Appeal

Title: Sex abuse survivor urges Catholic diocese to drop Supreme Court appeal at silent vigil
Author: Omar Sachedina & Ben Cousins
Publisher: CTV News
Date: 15SEP2020

TORONTO — A woman who was sexually abused by a priest as a child has taken her decades-long legal fight with the Roman Catholic Church to its front steps as she urges the London, Ont. diocese to drop its Supreme Court appeal against her.

Irene Deschenes was abused by Father Charles Sylvestre for two agonizing years that began when she was just 10 years old, at St. Ursula Catholic School in Chatham, Ont.

Deschenes said Sylvestre was friendly at first, taking her and other children for bowling outings and to the beach, but things turned sinister quickly.

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