Fr. William J. McKeone
Diocese: Diocese of Trenton NJ
Named publicly by the diocese as accused on its list 2/13/19. Multiple alleged victims noted. Removed from ministry. (The list shows McKeone’s ordination year as 1969; per the Official Catholic Directory, it was 1972.) Accused of abuse of an altar boy, ages 13-14, in 1975-76, while assigned to St. Denis in Manasquan. Settlement in that case in 12/19, in the low six figures. McKeone died 5/17/21.
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