Bomek Found Guilty Of New Set Of Sex Offences

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 12:51



A Court of Queen’s Bench justice has handed down a verdict in the case of a former Flin Flon lawyer accused of several sex-related crimes in Prince Albert.


57-year-old James Michael Bomek showed no emotion as a judge convicted him of six different offences.


Justice Curry said there was evidence to conclude Bomek had committed a sexual assault on a teenager in the city over a year ago.


Curry said he didn’t buy the argument that Bomek had taken all reasonable steps to determine the youth was the age of 14. Curry pointed out that Bomek himself said the boy had lied to him about his age before, so he must have known he couldn’t be believed again.


Curry also found Bomek guilty of touching the teenager and inviting him to touch Bomek.


The judge also ruled that Bomek had created child pornography by taking naked pictures of three teenage boys during in 2004 and 2005.


He said Bomek’s argument that the pictures weren’t much different than a stamp collection rang false, and concluded they could obviously be used for sexual stimulation.


Meantime, the judge found Bomek not guilty of five other sex-related offences — mainly due to the fact the Crown couldn’t prove the time-frame in which they were alleged to have taken place.


He also stayed one count of possessing child pornography.


None of the lawyers wanted to talk after today’s proceedings.


Bomek will be sentenced on January 19th.


He made headlines a few years ago when he pleaded guilty to nine counts of sexually assaulting legal clients in Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation communities in northeast Saskatchewan.