Former Dillon Priest Pleads Guilty to Sex Crimes

Friday, January 09, 2004 at 15:39



A 79-year-old former priest has been sentenced to two years in a federal penitentiary for sex crimes committed against children in two Northern Saskatchewan communities.


Norbert Dufault pleaded guilty to 8 charges of indecent assault earlier today in Battleford Court of Queen’s Bench.


The charges date back to when Dufault worked as a priest in Dillon and as a residential school supervisor in Beauval in the late 1950s and early 1960s.


Some of his victims were as young as 8 years of age.


Four of his victims witnessed today’s sentencing.


A civil suit is pending.