Fr. William J. Malone

Order: CSSp
Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of St. Augustine FL

Named publicly by the Diocese in 3/19 as credibly accused of the sexual abuse of a minor in the early 1980s at Sacred Heart in Jacksonville. His accuser was a girl, age 11. Her parents met with Bishop Snyder in 1991 after learning of the abuse, which allegedly occurred during confession. Malone was moved to St. Elizabeth Seton in Palm Coast. Diocesan documents included in the FL A.G.’s report released 11/20 show that, since 1991, at least four women had reported to the Diocese abuse by Malone at Sacred Heart. One said she was age 15 in 1982 when the priest molested her weekly for six weeks during counseling sessions. Another young woman gave birth to Malone’s child. The Diocese paid the mother $3K per year 1993- 2010 for child support. Malone worked in the Diocese of St. Augustine 1/82 – 3/92. He went to live with his Order on Long Island, NY in 3/92, then returned to its Ireland Province, where he died in 2003. Included on the St. Augustine diocese’s list 11/6/20.

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