Raymond-Marie Lavoie, Quebec Priest, Gets 3 Years For Sexually Abusing 13 Boys

Raymond Marie Lavoie Quebec Priest Sex Abuse

First Posted: 02/10/2012 1:56 pm Updated: 02/10/2012 2:29 pm

QUEBEC - A Quebec priest has been sentenced to three years in prison for sexually abusing 13 boys over more than a decade.

The abuse took place between 1973 and 1985 when Raymond-Marie Lavoie was a teacher at the now-defunct St-Alphonse Seminary near Quebec City.

He was responsible at the time for overseeing the dormitory.

Lavoie received the sentence in a Quebec City courtroom today.

The Crown had been seeking an eight-year prison term and will appeal the sentence.

Lavoie is in his early 70s.

He pleaded guilty last summer and said he was sorry for the crimes.


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