Former professor accused of abuse passes away before trials

A former University of King’s College and Dalhousie University professor Wayne John Hankey, who was accused of multiple accounts of historical sex abuse, has reportedly passed away. Three criminal trials for alleged incidents in the 1970s and 1980s were to take place this year, with the first starting in March. U of King’s College President Bill Lahey extended condolences to the family and indicated that the individual review process being undertaken by the university will proceed. CBC says that accuser Glenn Johnson will continue to pursue a civil lawsuit against the institution and the Anglican Church. Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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