Archbishop found guilty of sexually assaulting one of two boys in Winnipeg
WINNIPEG – An Orthodox archbishop has been found guilty of sexually assaulting one of two brothers in Winnipeg almost 30 years ago.
The judge said in his ruling that Seraphim Kenneth Storheim was evasive and untrustworthy in his denials on the witness stand.
The Court of Queen’s Bench justice also said one brother was clear in his testimony, while the other had memory and mental illness problems.
The brothers, who are now in their 30s, testified they lived with Storheim briefly, on separate occasions, when they worked as altar boys in 1985.
They said Storheim walked around naked and touched them sexually – accusations Storheim denied.
Storheim was a priest at the time in the Orthodox Church in America, and later rose to become archbishop.
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