Fr. William Dugal: Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor Have Been Admitted, Established or Determined to Be Credible

Fr. William Dugal

Ordained: 1976

  • 1977-1984: St. Joseph Church, Lockport, IL (JOL)
  • 1985-1997: Driscoll Catholic High School, Addison, IL (JOL)
  • 1998-2001: Unknown
  • 2002-2009: Absent on Sick Leave (JOL) – Location Unknown
  • 2009: Died

Fr. William Dugal was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Joliet in 1976 and spent much of his priesthood as Chaplain of Driscoll High School in Addison, Illinois. Fr. Dugal retired in 2000 and was removed from ministry in 2002 amid child sexual abuse allegations. Fr. Dugal has been named on the Diocese of Joliet’s list of “Diocesan Priests with Credible Allegation(s) of Sexual misconduct with Minors Made Against Them While Serving in the Diocese of Joliet” with “Substantiated Allegations.” Fr. Dugal’s status as a priest, his whereabouts, and whether he had access to children from 1998 until his death in 2009 are unknown.