He abused dozens of Indigenous children in Ontario. But did Jesuit priest’s painful legacy begin in Montreal? – CBC

2 students at Montreal’s Loyola High School say they were targeted by Fr. George Epoch

Nov 14, 2022

As a Jesuit priest in Ontario, George Epoch sexually abused dozens of children in the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

But Epoch’s abuse allegedly dates back even earlier, to the 1950s, when he taught at Loyola High School, a private Catholic school in Montreal.

Two students who were part of Epoch’s 1957-58 preparatory class told CBC News the priest inappropriately touched them.

Alfred Martijn describes that year as a miserable one, filled with fear and unease. In those days, it was mandatory for the prep students to be boarders, so it was difficult to elude Epoch.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/montreal-loyola-high-school-jesuits-george-epoch-1.6646283

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