Fr. Walter D. Power

Ordained: 1952
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Credible allegation of abuse. Name first released on list of abusive priests released by Bishop Saltarelli 11/16/06. Retired in 1983; Died in 1998. Named in a civil suit filed in 9/08 in DE by a man who alleged abuse at Saint Helena Church in Wilmington in the 1950s. Suit says DE officials knew of Power’s history and transferred him to MD about 1957. Also named in a 9/08 suit in DE by a man who alleged abuse in MD 1952-54. New suit filed in 6/10 claimed abuse in the 1970s. Personnel files released in 2/12.

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