Justice minister ‘can’t tell you’ how many sex abuse cases settled against former Yukon principal – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 2017195 Views

Toronto Star investigation revealing abuse of Indigenous children was raised in legislature Monday

Oct 16, 2017

Yukon’s justice minister says she can’t say how many sexual abuse cases the government has settled against a former school principal and foster parent.

The issue was raised in the territorial legislature on Monday, in the wake of a recent Toronto Star investigation into abuse suffered by several Indigenous children, between the late 1960s and the late 1980s.

The story describes how the man, identified only as “J.V.” due to a publication ban, was convicted in 1987 of sexually assaulting five children, and sentenced to five years for each charge, to be served concurrently.

It also says that since 2007, another six people have sued the Yukon government and J.V. for sexual abuse, and some of those civil cases have been settled.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/yukon-justice-minister-sexual-abuse-principal-1.4357713

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