Fr. William H. Merchant

Ordained: 1938
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Salina KS

Monsignor. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 3/19. It notes abuse 1960s-1970s, reported 1968, 1999, 2000-2004. Merchant died in 1975. Superintendet of Seven Dolors Grade School and Luckey High School in the 1950s and 1960s. Allegedly abused boys there.

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