Fr. William C. Wehrle

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

Died: 08/25/1995
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Worked in the Archdioceses of Baltimore MD, Washington DC and Omaha NE, and the Diocese of Albany NY, Pittsburgh PA and Denver CO.  Baltimore files show multiple allegations and subsequent transfers of Wehrle. Removed from his DC parish where he worked 1966-1971. Worked in Denver 1974-1981; removed and sent to Baltimore, with a reference to “photography of little girls.” Sent to treatment in NC. Worked in Baltimore 1981 or 1982-1985. Accused of sexual abuse of young girls in the mid-1980s at his parish in Woodstock MD. Removed. Again reassigned, to a parish in Pittsburgh PA. Died 8/25/1995. Included on Baltimore’s 9/2002 list of accused priests and religious. On the Jesuits Maryland Province list in 12/2018, noting multiple allegations of abuse in Denver and Washington DC. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General’s Report. 

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