Deacon Russel William Detwiler

Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Worth TX

Ordained a Deacon of the diocese in 1995; worked at Sacred Heart parish in Wichita Falls. Moved to MI 2001, returned to TX Spring 2006. Returned to Sacred Heart parish in 1/09. Involved in prison ministry. Arrested 5/25/17 after a 14-year-old girl told therapist Detwiler touched her inappropriately between 2010-12, when she was under age 10. Charged with Indecency with a Child. Girl’s mother said she had previously confronted Detwiler about the allegations. Convicted in 6/18, and again in 2018 related to charges involving the same victim in Wichita Falls.

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