Fr. William G. Ward
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY
Accused publicly by the Buffalo diocese on its list 3/20/18. Died in 2008. Named in a lawsuit in 8/19. Included on the Raleigh diocese’s list 10/22/19; the 1951 Catholic Directory lists him as a Buffalo priest assigned to St. Leo’s in Winston-Salem. The Raleigh list notes alleged abuse in 1955 outside the diocese, reported in 2019. On the Charlotte diocese’s list 12/29/19. It notes that Ward was ordained for the Raleigh diocese, where worked briefly. By 1952 was working in the Diocese of Buffalo. Abuse alleged to have occurred in NY 1955-56 and 1966-71. Suit in 10/19 claims abuse late ’60s-early ’70s of an altar boy in NY, age 12 or 13. Suit in 6/21 claims abuse 1963-67 of a NY minor, ages 13-17.
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