Retired Winnipeg Priest Charged with Multiple Sexual Assaults

Retired Winnipeg Priest Charged with Multiple Sexual Assaults

Roland Lanoie
Roland Lanoie in 2013 (YOUTUBE.COM/TERREDAZUR)

A former Winnipeg priest has been charged with multiple sexual assaults dating back to the 1980s.

Winnipeg police say a man came forward in the spring alleging he was sexually assaulted a number of times while he was a resident student at the St. Boniface Minor Seminary. The alleged incidents occurred between 1982 and 1988 in Winnipeg.

The victim was a youth at the time of the offences.

Roland Lanoie, 70, was arrested on October 3. He has been charged with four counts of sexual assault and indecent assault.

Police confirmed Lanoie was working as an ordained priest holding various positions within the Archdiocese of St. Boniface at the time of the offences.

He has been released from custody pending a court date.

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