Kannawin Asking Przybylski Be Defrocked for Sexual Crimes

CD98.9 [Canada]
August 18, 2006

Four victims of sexual abuse have gone public this morning and have demanded that the Roman Catholic diocese of London defrock three priests who have been convicted of sexual crimes. The male victims of John Harper, Barry Glendinning, and Konnie Przybylski say Bishop Ronald Fabbro should promise to never again employ those priests or other priests convicted of sexual abuse. Among them Twenty-four-year-old Trevor Kannawin, who was a victim of Przybylski have requested the three priests be defrocked in light of the events surrounding another priest who pleaded guilty to sexual assault. Earlier this month, Rev. Charles Sylvestre, who at one time was a priest in Port Dover pleaded guilty to 47 counts of sexual abuse over more than 30 years. Fabbro has said steps are being taken to defrock the 83-year-old retired priest. Przybylski was sentenced to five years in jail for sexually exploiting and sexually assaulting two boys from his parish in Port Dover from the mid-1990s until 2000.


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