Eastern Ontario priest faces sex charges in 1985 incident

A retired Catholic church priest from Pembroke, Ont., west of Ottawa, was charged in relation to a 1985 incident after a complainant came forward, police say.

Rev. Howard Chabot is a retired priest in the Roman Catholic diocese of Pembroke

A Pembroke, Ont., priest faces two charges including sexual assault in connection with an incident in 1985.

Ontario Provincial Police said a complainant came forward in regard to the incident in Pembroke 28 years ago.

Rev. Howard Chabot, a retired Catholic church priest, was charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of gross indecency.

He was released with a promise to appear in Pembroke court on Sept. 3.

Police want anyone with information about this investigation to call Det.-Const. Marc Gauvin at 613-735-0188 or 1-888-310-1122.