Fr. William J. Effinger

Ordained: 1960
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Accused of molesting numerous boys and girls from first assignment to last. Transferred multiple times. At least one incident of abuse reported to the Archdiocese in 1979 – there was a psychological report on Effinger addressed to Archbishop Weakland. Seven men and two women settled out of court with the Archdiocese in 1994. Sentenced to 10 years in jail in 1993 for molesting a 14-year-old boy in 1988. Died of cancer in prison in 12/96. Some of personnel file released in 7/13.


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