Fr. William Thomas Reinecke

Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Arlington VA

Chancellor from 1980; vicar general from 1986. In 1992 a man accused Reinecke of sexually abusiing him when he was a 13-year-old altar boy in 1967-68, on an overnight trip to Williamsburg. Reinecke allegedly performed oral sex on the boy. Reinecke apologized and died by suicide in 1992. Another man then alleged fondling during an overnight trip to Williamsburg in 1969. In 2007, the Review Board deemed credible a woman’s 2006 allegation of abuse in the late 1960s, when she was a minor in the Richmond diocese. Included on Richmond and Arlington diocese’s lists in 2/19.


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