Wayne Hankey Death – Obituary: A former Halifax professor accused of multiple historical sexual offenses has died, a month before his first trial was set to begin.
Wayne John Hankey, 77, was charged with sexual assault, gross indecency, and indecent assault involving three male complainants for incidents between 1977 and 1988.
Hankey, a longtime professor at the University of King’s College and a former Anglican minister, had pleaded not guilty to all the charges.
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In a statement on Sunday, King’s president Bill Lahey said the university had been made aware of Hankey’s death and extended condolences to his family.
“With this news has come some inquiry regarding the independent review process that was established by the university in February 2021. This review, which has always been separate from any criminal justice matters, will proceed,” Lahey said.
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“King’s remains committed to learning from the findings of this process.” CBC confirmed through multiple sources that Hankey died on Saturday.
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