Canadian bishop to register as sex offender

Catholic bishop caught with child pornography is freed after serving half of 15-month sentence.

    A Roman Catholic bishop has left court in Canada a free man after admitting he was addicted to child pornography.

    Raymond Lahey, the former head of the Diocese of Antigonish in Nova Scotia, told the court late last year that he was glad he had finally been caught.

    Lahey, 71,  was sentenced to 15 months jail, but has been credited for time served after he volunteered to spend eight months in solitary confinement. A psychiatrist told the court that Lahey is not a paedophile.

    Although Lahey might still be disciplined by the Vatican, some feel Lahey was let off too lightly.

    Al Jazeera's Daniel Lak reports from Toronto.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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