Father William Wheeler
Diocese of Scranton
Assigned as follows:
- St. Ann (Tobyhanna, PA)
- St. Michael’s School for Boys (Hoban Heights, PA)
- St. John the Evangelist (Pittston, PA)
- St. Therese (Wilkes-Barre, PA)
- Holy Saviour (Wilkes-Barre, PA)
- St. Francis Xavier (Friendsville, PA)
- St. Thomas the Apostle (Little Meadow, PA)
- Holy Name of Jesus (Swoyersville, PA)
- Immaculate Conception (Taylor, PA)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father William Wheeler:
Father William Wheeler was ordained to the priesthood in 1952, who served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Scranton. According to media reports, in Father Wheeler was not identified or discussed in the 2018 grand jury report but his name did appear on the August 2018 list of credibly accused priests published by the Diocese of Scranton.
Unfortunately, no information was provided as to the gender/age of the victim(s) nor the date(s) the abuse is alleged to have occurred. However, it does mean that the allegation(s) was found to be credible by the Diocese of Scranton’s internal Review Board. “Allegations of abuse were corroborated by secular legal proceedings, canon law proceedings, self-admission by the individual, and/or other evidence.”
Father Wheeler died in 1988.
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