Charges against Manitoba priest hit hard for residential school survivors

 By Dave Baxter  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter To one residential school survivor, it feels like “history repeating itself.” Police announced on Tuesday that a 48-year-old Catholic priest is facing sexual assault charges stemming from an incident involving an 8-year-old girl and RCMP believe others may have been assaulted as well.   “It feels like history repeating itself,” Vivian Ketchum said. “It’s the monster in the black robe.”   During a Tuesday afternoon media conference, RCMP Supt. Scott McMurchy told reporters that their Little Grand Rapids detachment got a call on May 27 about an 8-year-old girl who claims she was with a Catholic priest at a church in the community, where the man “touched her inappropriately.”   Police also said the girl told them she tried to leave the church…

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