Fr. William Diamond – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

On Behalf of | Sep 11, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father William Diamond

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Ordained: 1942

Died: 1982

Assignment History:

  • 1942-1943: St. Michael (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1943-1945: St. Finbar (Burbank, CA)
  • 1945: St. Columbkille (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1945-1946: St. Charles Borromeo (North Hollywood, CA)
  • 1946-1947: St. Joseph (Santa Ana, CA)
  • 1947-1948: St. Gregory Nazianzen (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1948-1954: St. Anthony (El Segundo, CA)
  • 1954-1960: Our Lady of the Valley (Canoga Park, CA)
  • 1960-1962: St. Matthew (Long Beach, CA)
  • 1962-1972: St. Anne (Seal Beach, CA)
  • 1973-1978: St. Matthew (Long Beach, CA)
  • 1978-1982: Retired

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father William Diamond:

Fr. William L. Diamond was ordained a priest in 1942, and served in multiple parishes in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. According to media reports, he accused of sexually abusing multiple victims from 1965-1974, while serving at St. Anne in Seal Beach, CA. An accuser came forward in 2016, but the details of the sexual abuse allegations, including the victim’s age/gender, is unknown. Fr. Diamond died in 1982. He was publicly named as accused on the Los Angeles Archdiocese’s updated List of Archdiocesan Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor.

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