Another Canadian priest has been charged. 89-year-old William Hodgson Marshall, a Basilian priest, has been charged with sexual abuse related to an incident in a Windsor school in the 80s.
I want to draw this one to people’s attention because, as you can see by the info I posted, Marshall’s service was not restricted to Windsor Ontario. I did a bit of checking and see he spent time at St. Thomas More College in Saskatoon Saskatchewan, St. Charles College, Sudbury Ontario, and St. Mary’s College in Sault Ste Marie Ontario.
According to Church directories Marshall was “out of the country” from 1991-1997. Seems that’s when he was doing “missionary” work in St. Lucia.
Note the comment posted by “anonymous” at the bottom of the Province article (on the Father Marshall page):
I hope it was just the Star getting it wrong and not the police. He wasn’t even in Windsor from 1981-1985. He was busy abusing boys in Sault St. Marie. He came to Windsor for the ‘85-’86 school year. That was when he started abusing in Windsor – not 1981-1985. Before the Sault he was abusing in Sudbury.
Moved to St. Lucia for missionary work did he?? That wasn’t all he was doing down there. He got kicked out of the country for a REASON and never EVER returned even once for a visit.
Sound remotely like another serious case of cover-up and recycling?
Anyway, congratulations to the man who summoned the courage to come forward. I encourage others with allegations against Marshall to contact the police. Let justice be done.
I wonder if police in St. Lucia have been notified? Seems to me it would be the right and proper thing to do. If there are victims here there will invariably be victims there.
Enough for now,