Canada: Accused pedophile in Sask. case has history of sexual abuse

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Accused of indecent abuse at Beauval Indian Residential School

A Vancouver man at the centre of a residential school abuse case in Saskatchewan has a history of abusing boys elsewhere in Canada.

Paul Leroux, 70, was charged this week by the RCMP with 13 counts of indecent assault, involving boys attending the Beauval Indian Residential School in the 1960s. He was a dormitory supervisor at the school.

According to court documents from the Northwest Territories Department of Justice website, it’s not the first time Leroux has been accused of a similar crime.

He was convicted in 1998 of molesting boys at the Grollier Hall residential school in Inuvik. Those charges, involving 14 male victims, go back to the 1960s and 1970s, when Leroux was working as a school supervisor.

He pleaded guilty to nine counts of gross indecency. He was also found guilty of indecent assault, attempted buggery and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Prior to those convictions, Leroux worked as a regional complaints investigator for the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

The latest abuse charges brought against Leroux were the result of a three-year investigation by Mounties that started in 2008.

The victims in the case were between the ages of three and 18, RCMP said.

Leroux, who lives in Vancouver, has been ordered to appear in court on Oct.19 in Beauval.

Beauval is approximately 310 kilometres northwest of Prince Albert.

Source: CJME

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  1. I met this man Paul LaRoux in Beauval in 1965. I was in later years a B.C. School Administrator but this man always hung in the back of my mind so much so that I phoned Clem Chartier in 2007 to ask about abuse at the Residential School in Beauval where I had done my practium. I knew Clement as he was known then from my year teaching in Buffalo Narrows. Clem is the head of the Metis First Nations.
    I have given a statement to the Beauval RCMP and know several RCMP officers.
    I think after 46 years to recognize his name on the news as a man I felt suspicious about speaks loudly. At least to me it does and I will look forward to hearing more.
    Thank you,
    Linda M. Beatty

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