Fr. William E. Irwin

Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Died: 11/21/2005
Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

In 4/2002 an anonymous caller accused Irwin of child abuse years prior. Irwin reported the call to diocesan officials; he was removed from active ministry. He was semi-retired at the time the allegations were made. Police said the was not enough information to justify an official investigation. Per a 1/2003 article, Irwin had officially resigned from his position and could no longer function as a priest. Worked in MD 1976-1986 before returning to Wilmington. Died in 2005. Records released in 2/2012.

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