AURORA, Sick. (TOC) — A former monk who teaches at Marmion Academy has been charged after prosecutors stated he had sexual contact with a scholar.
Aurora police acquired a report in September 2021 from a former scholar at Marmion Academy who stated he had sexual contact with the monk.
“We acquired a report of a former scholar at Marmion Academy who had reported that he was sexually assaulted by a monk there,” stated Paris Lewbel, spokesperson for the Aurora Police Division.
In response to police, Joseph J. Charron, recognized at Marmion as Brother Andre, repeatedly assaulted and pursued non-consensual intercourse with a scholar at Marmion Academy.
Charron was a instructor on the faculty and police say he lived on campus at Benedictine Abbey.
Investigators stated Brother Andre continued to pressure intercourse upon the alleged sufferer even after the coed graduated. In whole, police stated the abuse spanned 15 years.
Marmion Academy positioned Charron on administrative depart, and he was barred from the college campus and different ministerial capabilities upon being notified of the allegations. Marmion Abbey and Marmion Academy are cooperating with the police investigation.
On Wednesday, police introduced Charron has been charged with three prices of legal sexual pressure, three prices of aggravated legal sexual abuse (sexual conduct by an individual in place of authority of a sufferer underneath 18) and two prices of legal sexual abuse (non-consensual sexual conduct).
“We talked to quite a lot of individuals to have the ability to construct the information and proof on this case to have the ability to deliver these a number of felony prices,” Lewbel stated.
The 66-year-old monk turned himself into police Wednesday morning.
Marmion Abbey is conducting its personal inside investigation.
Charron surrendered to authorities with out incident Wednesday.
Detectives stated they do not know if Charron had sexual contact with different college students from Marmion Academy.
In an announcement, Marmion Abbey stated:
“Marmion Abbey is conscious of the costs filed towards Br. André Charron, OSB. We have now been, and can stay, absolutely cooperative with the authorities on this matter. We pray for all who’ve been impacted by this and we pray for the therapeutic of these concerned and for all of the members of our Marmion household.
“When the allegations have been first delivered to our consideration, we instantly contacted the Aurora Police Division. In compliance with our course of and procedures, Br. Charron was positioned on fast depart from the Academy with no entry to high school grounds.
“As a result of that is an ongoing authorized matter, we aren’t at liberty to remark or reply any questions presently and ask that the privateness of these concerned be revered.”
Investigators are asking different alleged victims within the public or faculty group to succeed in out.
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