Clerical molesters and confreres dead
August 6, 2014
Two convicted Basilian molesters are dead.
Convicted Basilian clerical molesters and confreres William Hodgson Marshall and Father Robert Whyte csb are dead.
Both taught at St. Michael’s College School in Toronto in the early 50s. Both were at Assumption College in Windsor Ontario in latter part of the same decade. Both have been living at the Cardinal Flahiff Basilian Centre in Toronto for years (Whyte since shortly after his 1990 conviction and subsequent incarceration, and Marshall since around 1998 following his return from St. Lucia.)
Marshall, who pled guilty June 2011 to 17 charges related to sex abuse of 17 victims was sentenced to two years in jail. Some time after his guilty plea he was laicized/defrocked. . He continued to live in the Basilian residence in Toronto after his laicization.
Whyte, who pled guilty in 1990 to 18 charges of sex abuse of boys aged 11 to 17, was sentenced to four years in prison.
The pair died six days apart.
Father Robert Whyte csb died 22 July 2014
William Hodgson Marshall died 28 July 2014.
Both have gone to stand before their Maker. They stood before Him on their own – no Andrew Brady there to argue their cause. Each answered to the Judge who knows their every thought and deed.
I do pray that both had a change of heart and earnestly begged God for forgiveness for the pain they have inflicted on so many. I don’t wish an eternity in Hell on anyone, not even my worst enemies. God’s will be done.
That said, there is a surprising dearth of information on their deaths. I have searched in vain for obituaries. I did find the following notice on Father Whyte
22 July 2014: Father Robert Whyte, C.S.B Obituary
And that’s it. I can not find anything anywhere on Hod Marshall’s death. I did confirm and get the date by calling the Basilian Centre.
As I hunted online I noticed that the Basilians are now restricting access to their information online. I suppose it was all getting a tad too embarrassing? I can’t imagine why else an order would suddenly ban the general public from accessing its newsletters newsletters?
If anyone has access or links to obituaries on either of the two please send it along.
Keep these molesters’ many many victims and their families in your prayers.
A special thank you to siobhan for letting us know of the death of William Hodgson Marshall
The next court date for former Church organist Brian Lucy is:
29 August 2014: 9 am, “to be spoken to,” courtroom #1, Brockville, Ontario courthouse, (41 Court House Square)
That date relates to the two charges of breaching his bail conditions and a possession of child porn charge.
There is no news as yet on the sex abuse charges for which he has been committed to stand trial in Ontario Superior court. I checked, and, as yet there is no news. It usually takes a while for things to start rolling again after charges are moved to the Superior Court of Justice. I will check again in about two weeks.
Enough for now,