Former Walkerton Clergyman Facing Multiple Sex Charges

By Lindsey Kuglin
Walkerton Herald-Times
February 7, 2012

A former Walkerton clergyman is facing a number of sex-related charges.

A priest at St. Thomas Anglican Church from 1976-1981, Rev. George Ferris’ is facing charges of sexual assault, gross indecency, and sexual exploitation for offences that allegedly took place between 1981-1989.

The alleged offences took place in Brant County, which is south of Kitchener.

Ferris was first charged in December 2011, but additional charges were added last week.

Ferris was ordained in 1971, and retired at the end of 2010, but worked as recently as late 2011 as an interim priest at an Ingersoll church.

Since his ordination, he’s led several parishes, including ones in Six Nations, Paris, and Cambridge. He also worked at Renison University College at the University of Waterloo, holding the titles of chaplain and director of residences.

A publication ban has been placed on all evidence pertaining to the case.

Ferris’s next court appearance was scheduled for Feb. 7 Brantford.








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