Quebec Catholic Boarding School Priest Suspended Following Sexual Assault Allegations
The abuse is alleged to have occurred between 1973 and 1975.
A 57-year-old man has applied for a class action lawsuit against Collège Servite in Ayer's Cliff, Quebec and the religious Servite community, alleging sexual abuse that he suffered at the hands of history teacher Father Jacques Desgrandchamps.
In response, the priest accused has been suspended.
The man was 12-years-old at the time, and has chosen to remain anonymous. His lawyer has expressed the hope that other victims will come forward to add their names to the class action lawsuit.
The application alleges that the victim was given alcohol and repeatedly sexually abused in Desgrandchamps's bedroom in an area of the school that was off limits to students.
The lawsuit amount is $ 2000,000. At present, the application is being reviewed by Quebec's Superior Court.