Update on Criminal Charges Against William Hodgson (Hod) Marshall

by John McKiggan

I saw an interesting article in the Toronto Star last weekend.

Reverend William Hodgson (Hod) Marshall is facing 2 dozen criminal charges of sexual assault and indecent assault involving 16 boys (now men) who say they were sexually abused by Marshall while he was teaching in Catholic schools in Windsor, Toronto and Sudbury.

The current Roman Catholic Bishop of London Ontario is Ronald Fabbro. The article traces the relationship between Fabbro and Marshall.

What Did The Bishop Know?

It is clear that Fabbro knew as far back as 1996 that Marshall had faced allegations of sexually assaulting his students.

How many allegations Fabbro became aware of, and what the church did in response to the allegations, is not clear.

More Survivors Continue to Come Forward

I have been contacted by a number of persons who allege they were victims of Hod Marshall.

If you would like more information you can contact me, confidentially, by emailing me through this blog.

Toronto police are urging anyone with information to contact them at (416) 808-7474 or you can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at (416) 222-tips (8477).

Anyone in the Windsor, Ontario area can contact the Windsor Police Special Victims Unit at (519) 255-6700 (ext. 4310).

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