|In Saturday's Starphoenix: Ex-students Say Priest Abused Them in Saskatoon
By Jason Warick
July 8, 2011
Father Hodgson Marshall was convicted last month of abusing 16 boys and one girl while teaching in Ontario schools from the 1950s to the 1980s. Now 89 years old, he was sentenced to two years in prison.
The StarPhoenix has learned that there may have been issues with Marshall while he was a teacher in Saskatoon more than 50 years ago.
After hearing the news of Marshall's conviction, several of his former students from St. Paul’s High School in Saskatoon are speaking out. The men, now in their 60s, say Marshall also abused them.
“I was scared. He was the authority figure. I knew it was wrong, but I didn’t know what to do,” said one.
Saskatoon Roman Catholic diocese Bishop Don Bolen said in an interview this week he was surprised and saddened to hear these reports of abuse by Marshall here. He and an official from Marshall’s order, the Basilians, have offered assistance to these and any other potential victims who want their help.
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