Marleau Continues Testimony At Inquiry

Cornwall AM 1220

December 01, 2006 — Cross-examination by the OPP and OPP Association is the order of the day at the Cornwall Public Inquiry. Claude Marleau is being asked about interviews he had with officers during the police investigations relating to his abuse allegations. He says the tone of the conversation often made him feel like they were testing his credibility. He says he was probably under that impression because of the guilt he was feeling. Marleau says it takes a lot of time for a victim to be able to open up. He says he was abused by eight area men, including priests, while growing up in the city. Father Paul Lapierre was the only man convicted in connection to Marleau’s abuse.