Deacon Raymond M. Jones
Diocese of Alexandria
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Deacon Raymond M. Jones
In February 2019, the Diocese of Alexandria publicly named Deacon Raymond Jones on its list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor. According to the list, Deacon Jones’s file revealed evidence of sexual misconduct and abuse of a male minor in 1982. He was subsequently suspended from active ministry in 1986 once the diocese learned of his allegation.
The Permanent Review Board, which evaluates all allegations of clerical sexual misconduct involving minors, reviewed the evidence and determined the allegations were credible. Further details about the nature and scope of the abuse are not publicly available.
Deacon Raymond Jones left the diocese after his scheduled ordination was “cancelled in light of the evidence [relating to the 1982 allegation],” according to the Diocese of Alexandria. Deacon Jones’s whereabouts after 1986 are unknown at this time.
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