Manitoba RCMP Issue Charges In A Historic Residential School Abuse Case

A 92 year old retired priest has been formally charged with indecent assault at the former Fort Alexander Residential School in the Powerview/Fort Alexander area of Manitoba. Arthur Masse was charged with the offence, which occurred between 1968 and 1970, when the female victim was 10 years old and a student at the school. He was released with conditions and will appear in court in Powerview on July 20. Officers conducted archival research and spoke to or interacted with more than 700 people across North America throughout this investigation in an effort to locate any possible victims or witnesses. In total, 75 witness and victim statements were obtained by police.

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