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Customs finds child porn on former bishop's laptop

A random check of a personal laptop conducted last week by Ottawa Canadian Border Services agents has resulted in child pornography charges against a former Roman Catholic bishop.
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A random check of a personal laptop conducted last week by Ottawa Canadian Border Services agents has resulted in child pornography charges against a former Roman Catholic bishop.

Raymond Lahey, 69, bishop of Antigonish, Nova Scotia resigned his position on Saturday after he was charged with possessing and importing child pornography.

Earlier this year, Lahey oversaw the settlement of a $13 million lawsuit with alleged victims who claimed they had been sexually abused by priests within the diocese.

The settlement will be distributed among alleged and known victims of sexual abuse by priests within the Catholic Episcopal Corp. of Antigonish as far back as January 1, 1950.

Lahey was appointed to the position of bishop by Pope John Paul II in 2003.

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