Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man Convicted of Sex Crimes Back in Race for Saskatoon Catholic School Board

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man Convicted of Sex Crimes Back in Race for Saskatoon Catholic School Board

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Man re-enters race for Catholic school board seat

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SASKATOON - A man convicted of sex crimes 35 years ago is back in the race for Saskatoon's Catholic school board.

Denis Robert Hall had withdrawn from the campaign last week after reports surfaced about his past.

But Hall says his family has received an outpouring of support from the community.

That, combined with his name still being on the ballot, led him to decide to officially re-enter the race.

The Roman Catholic Dioceses of Saskatoon has not responded to requests for comment.

Hall was sentenced to 18 months in prison in 1981 for having sex with girls between 14 and 16 years old, but was pardoned for his crimes in 1994.

At least one of the girls was a member of a community basketball team sponsored by Holy Rosary Cathedral in Regina. …

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