Retired priest pleads guilty to more charges
WINDSOR, Ont. - A 90-year-old retired Catholic priest previously convicted of sexually abusing children has pleaded guilty in a Windsor, Ont., courtroom to two more sex crimes.
Father William Hodgson Marshall pleaded guilty today to two counts of indecent assault involving two teenage boys in incidents that took place during the 1950s and '60s in Saskatchewan.
He's currently serving a two-year sentence after pleading guilty in 2011 to 17 counts of sexually abusing children while teaching at schools in Windsor, Toronto and Sudbury.
The defence is asking for a conditional sentence while the Crown wants a sentence of nine to 12 months.
The judge is expected to hand down a sentence this afternoon.
About 70 people protested outside the courthouse where Marshall appeared this morning.
Protester Catherine Lewis says the church needs to be accountable.
"The church has to stop covering this up," Lewis said. "We have to get this out loud and clear ... there are too many lives (that) have been ruined," she said.
"These perpetrators have to pay for what they have done."