Priest's Abuse Case Adjourned to January

By Harold Carmichael
Sudbury Star
November 18, 2010

A dozen historical, sex-related charges against a former St. Charles College teacher and principal were dealt with briefly at the Sudbury courthouse Wednesday.

Rev. William Marshall, 88, who now lives in Toronto, and was charged Oct. 13. He is facing 10 counts of indecent assault, one count of indecent assault on a male, and one count of gross indecency dating back to early 1973 in Sudbury. He had his charges adjourned to Jan. 5.

Marshall was not present, but was represented by local lawyer Glenn Sandberg appearing on behalf of an out-of-town lawyer.

When Marshall was teaching and served as principal at St. Charles College back in the 1960s and 1970s, the institution was an all-boys school.

Marshall was charged earlier this year with similar com-plaints in Windsor and Toronto. On Oct. 21, he was charged with three more abuse counts in Toronto.

At that time, his lawyer told the paper charges from all three cities will be transferred to Wind-sor to be dealt with in an efficient manner before one judge and one Crown prosecutor.

Marshall, who taught math and coached basketball, is at the centre of a growing sexual abuse scandal that involves 16 complainants from three Ontario cities spanning a period from the early 1950s to the 1980s.

He is accused of abusing 12 other minors while assigned to schools in Windsor and Sudbury.


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