Trial of Catholic Bishop Raymond Lahey in child porn case set for May 4

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Bishop Raymond Lahey

OTTAWA — Roman Catholic Bishop Raymond Lahey is set to face trial May 4-6 on child pornography charges.

The trial was originally scheduled to begin in late April and run into May, but that was changed Friday during a court hearing.

Lahey’s lawyer, Michael Edelson, told the judge he won’t need as many days as first thought.

Lahey, 70, was not in court.

The former head of the diocese in Antigonish, N.S., was charged in September 2009 with possessing and importing child pornography. He was arrested after border agents searched his laptop at Ottawa airport as he arrived from Britain.

Police say they found hundreds of files and dozens of videos on Lahey’s laptop, many of them showing young males engaged in sex acts.

Geographic location: OTTAWA, Antigonish

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