Fr. William G. Allison: Credibly Accused Clergy

Fr. William G. Allison

Ordained: 1948
  • 1949: Absent on Sick Leave (ALX)
  • 1950-1952: Mater Dolorosa, Plaucheville, LA (ALX)
  • 1953-1955: St. Francis de Sales, Echo, LA (ALX)
  • 1956-1957: Unknown
  • 1958: On Duty Outside the Diocese; St. Joseph Cathedral, San Diego, CA (SD)
  • 1959: Unknown
  • 1960-1961: Absent on Leave, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Flagstaff, AZ (TUC); Newman Club, Arizona State College, Flagstaff, AZ (TUC)
  • 1962-1963: Absent on Leave (ALX)
  • 1964: Absent on Leave; Immaculate Conception, Los Angeles, CA (LA)
  • 1965-1966: St. Joseph’s, Capitola, CA (MF)
  • 1967-1969: Sacred Heart, Fresno, CA (MF)
  • 1970-1973: Sacred Heart, Avondale, CO (PBL)
  • 1974-1975: Our Lady of Fatima, Monroe, LA (ALX)
  • 1976-1983: Christ the King, Bossier City, LA (ALX)
  • 1984-1987: St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Alexandria, LA (ALX)
  • 1987: Died

Fr. William G. Allison has a storied history of child sexual abuse, having been accused by numerous individuals in Arizona, New Mexico, Louisiana, and California. The full extent of Fr. Allison’s sexual abuse was not uncovered until 2011 when a man filed a lawsuit claiming he had been sexually abused as a child by Fr. Allison at Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo in Monterey, CA in approximately 1966. A file related to the lawsuit alleged that Fr. Allison was a known serial predator and there was documentation that he underwent treatment for his “psychosexual disorder” at Servants of the Paraclete, an institution known for treating priests accused of child sexual abuse. Despite all of this, Fr. Allison was still allowed to work in the Diocese of Monterey, where he purportedly continued to sexually abuse children. Due to a ruling on the statute of limitations, the case was dropped. In 2013, Fr. Allison was included in a civil lawsuit, which has since been settled, brought against the Diocese of Gallup for allegedly covering up child sexual abuse.

In 2005, Fr. Allison was named on the Diocese of Gallup’s “List of priests, religious and other persons who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors and who have served in parishes or institutions of the church located within the territorial limits of the Diocese of Gallup.” The Diocese of Gallup published an updated list in which Fr. Allison is named again, titled “The following is a list of clergy identified by the Diocese of Gallup as having credible allegations of sexual misconduct made against them.” In 2019, Fr. Allison was named on the Diocese of Alexandria’s list of, “Clergy duly incardinated or at one time serving in the Diocese of Alexandria accused of sexual misconduct and abuse of minors by allegations brought by victims or by written testimony.” Fr. Allison is also named on the Diocese of Monterey’s “List of Credibly Accused” in the section “Credibly accused Clergy previously released or in the public domain who were working in the name of the Diocese of Monterey when the alleged abuse occurred.”