Former priest, scout leader pleads guilty to more sex charges
Ralph Rowe sentenced in a Kenora court this week
A former Anglican priest and Boy Scout leader in the northwest has pleaded guilty to another seven counts of sex-related crimes.
Ralph Rowe, 72, appeared in a Kenora court this week. The charges related to assaults between 1973 and 1986 that occurred in Fort Severn, Kitchuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, Wunnumin Lake and Kingfisher Lake.
Rowe was given a two-year conditional sentence and will be under house arrest between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. daily. During those hours he cannot leave his residence. The court also imposed a lifetime ban on being in any public place where minors are likely to be present, such as parks and beaches.
Rowe was previously convicted of more than 50 sex-related crimes spanning the 1970s and 80s.