Fr. Walter Dayton Salisbury

Order: SSJ
Ordained: 1959
Status: Convicted


Worked many years in Galveston-Houston archdiocese. Long-time TX Southern Univ Newman center chaplain. Taught at St. Tomas Univ., Alderian psychologist. Also worked in Washington DC and Mobile AL. Convicted twice on child sex charges. Pled no contest in 1979 to indecency with a child in Houston, TX, given three years probation. Kept in ministry. Surrendered to police in DC 4/93 after accusations that in 1/93 he had sex with a boy he was tutoring. Sentenced to one year prison, suspended, and one year probation. Removed from ministry. Had also been accused in AL. Returned after 1993 to his native Bar Harbor, ME. On Washington DC archdiocese’s list 10/15/18. On Galveston Houston list 1/31/19.

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