Fr. Wilputte Alanson Sherwood

Ordained: 1975
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Phoenix AZ

Arrested in 1984 and 1986 for public indecency. Arrested and convicted in 1993 of sexual contact and attempted sexual contact with a 14-year-old boy in 1987 at St. Benedict’s in Chandler. Sentenced to 10 years in prison. Wrote in diary of over1800 male partners, of whom 22 were minors. Released from jail in 11/03 and placed at Arizona State Hospital for evaluation as a sex offender. On lifetime probation. Disappeared in 2005 until 11/08 arrest. On AZ sex offender registry 2/4/12. Died 12/29/17.


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