Fr. William Leroy Blackwell

Ordained: 1957
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Indianapolis IN

Died in 1990. Accused in a 2/04 civil suit of sexually abusing a boy at St. Mary School in the late 1950s. Suit alleges abuse occurred at the school and on trips to home of Blackwell’s parents in Indianapolis. A second civil suit filed in 8/05 alleged that Blackwell abused another youth between 1956 and 1961 at places including St. Mary’s in sacristy and the rectory. On archdiocese’s 10/12/18 list. Noted to have eight victims, in 1958 and 1964-68.

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