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Priest facing sex abuse charges to learn fate Monday

A former Saanich priest facing sexual assault charges is expected to learn his fate on Monday (Feb. 25).

Phil Jacobs, 63, is charged with sexual assault, two counts of sexual interference of a person under 14 and touching a young person for a sexual purpose for alleged incidents that occurred between 1996 and 2001 involving three boys under the age of 14.

B.C. Supreme Court Justice J. Miriam Gropper will deliver her judgment at 9 a.m. in Victoria.

Jacobs has previously admitted to committing “inappropriate behaviour” involving teenage boys when he was a priest in Columbus, Ohio in the 1970s.

kslavin@saanichnews.com

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