Nova Scotia

Ex-community centre leader acquitted of sex charges

A former head of Veith House in Halifax has been found not guilty of sexually abusing a boy 40 years ago.

A former head of Veith House in Halifax has been found not guilty of molesting a boy 40 years ago.

Ernest Wayne Rafuse, 67, of Hebbville was on trial in February. Last week, a judge acquitted him of all four sex-related charges.

Rafuse ran Veith House in north-end Halifax during its early years as a community centre.

A man in Calgary contacted police in Halifax in 2010 and claimed that Rafuse molested him when he was about 10 years old.

The man alleged he was sexually abused during an overnight camping trip in the woods.