Fr. James P. Wilkes

Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

Died: 01/21/1979
Diocese: Diocese of Corpus Christi TX

In 1/23 a man stated publicly that Wilkes was his father, and that he sexually abused him and his siblings. The man said that Wilkes was part of a group of priests who would cross the river into Mexico and have “their way with” prostitutes and children. The Official Catholic Directory shows that Wilkes was an active priest 1950-1956, after which his name no longer appears. News articles show that Wilkes became Unitarian minister in 1958, having worked as of 1966 in Boston MA, Washington DC, Albuquerque NM and Dallas TX. He died in 1979 in McAllen TX.

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