Fr. William Allison – Diocese of Monterey

| Nov 30, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Fr. William Allison

Diocese of Monterey

Ordained: 1948

Dead: 1987

Assignment History:

  • 1949-1952 Mater Dolorosa (Plaucheville, LA)
  • 1952-1955 St. Francis de Sales (Echo, LA)
  • 1955-1957 Not indexed
  • 1957-1958 St. Joseph Cathedral (San Diego, CA)
  • 1958-1963 Absent on Leave
  • 1960-1961 Our Lady of Guadalupe (Flagstaff, AZ)
  • 1963-1964 Immaculate Conception (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1964-1966 St. Joseph’s (Capitola, CA)
  • 1964-1966 Sacred Heart (Villa Maria del Mar, CA)
  • 1964-1966 Resurrection (Aptos, CA)
  • 1966-1969 Sacred Heart (Fresno, CA)
  • 1969-1973 Sacred Heart (Avondale, CO)
  • 1969-1973 St. Joseph’s (Huerfano, CO)
  • 1969-1973 St. William’s (Boone, CO)
  • 1971-1975 Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo (Monterey, CA)
  • 1971-1975 Annunciation (Stephen Place, CA)
  • 1971-1975 Monterey Peninsula College Newman (Monterey, CA)
  • 1973-1975 Our Lady of Fatima (Monroe, LA)
  • 1975-1983 Christ the King (Bossier City, LA)
  • 1975-1983 Mary Queen of Peace (Caplis, LA)
  • 1975-1983 Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary (Doyline, LA)
  • 1975-1977 Barksdale Air Force Base (Bossier City, LA)
  • 1983-1987 St. Francis Xavier Cathedral

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father William Allison:

Fr. William Allison worked in the Diocese of Monterey. In 1963, a letter was written by Rev. James Lindenmeyer, who was the supervisor of Fr. Allison at the time. The letter contained allegations of three young men in the parish that told Father Lindenmeyer that they were abused by Father Allison at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Shortly after that, Fr. William Allison was sent to a center for “troubled priests,” and underwent treatment for his “psychosexual disorder while continuing to work while a patient there.

In 2005, the Gallup diocesan officials stated that they had also received at least one credible accusation against Allison. Media reports reveal there were multiple reports.

In July of 2011, a civil suit was filed against Fr. William Allison for having abused “many children,” dating all the way back to 1963. One allegation referred to a specific defendant who claimed that he had been abused by Allison starting when he was just 9-years-old and continued for almost two years. Father William Allison’s name appeared on Monterey’s 2019 List of Credibly Accused Clergy of Sexual Abuse. He was also listed on Alexandria’s and the Gallup Diocese’s list.

Several other allegations have been filed against Father Allison, since his passing in 1987. Almost all have been deemed credible and have been brought to/settled in court. The most recent allegation includes the abuse of a male minor that was reported in 2019, from abuse that occurred in 1961. The exact number of Allison’s victims is unknown, and continuously growing.

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