Fr. William J. Cullen

Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Named publicly as accused by the Northeast Province Jesuits on its list 1/15/19. Credibly accused in 2016 of abuse of a minor 1995-96, while assigned to Nativity Prep in Boston. Cullen died 5/25/10. On the Norwich diocese’s list 2/22/19. No known allegations there. Noted to have been removed from ministry in 2005. Included on the Fall River diocese’s list in 1/21.


Return to main database page. See abbreviations and posting policy. Send corrections.

Our Database of Publicly Accused does not state or imply that individuals facing allegations are guilty of a crime or liable for civil claims. The reports contained in the database are merely allegations. The U.S. legal system presumes that a person accused of or charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty. Similarly, individuals who may be defendants in civil actions are presumed not to be liable for such claims unless a plaintiff proves otherwise. Admissions of guilt or liability are not typically a part of civil or private settlements. For more information, see our posting policy.