Fr. Augustine K. Jones, O.S.B.: Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Fr. Augustine K. Jones, O.S.B.

Ordained: 1953

  • 1954-2008: Marmion Abbey, Aurora, IL (RCK)
  • 1985-2003: St. Augustine’s Abbey, Aurora, IL (RCK)
  • 2005-2008: Retired (RCK)
  • 2008: Died

Fr. Augustine K. Jones, O.S.B., was a Benedictine priest. At least two people have accused Fr. Jones of child sexual abuse. Fr. Jones has been criminally convicted of sexually abusing a child on two occasions, once in 1968 and again in 1993. In 1993, Fr. Jones sexually abused a 15-year-old boy at St. Therese in Aurora, IL. He was subsequently sentenced to 4 years’ probation and was removed from ministry later that year. Fr. Jones was named on the Diocese of Rockford’s list of “Religious Order Priests/Brothers or Priests of another diocese, who worked within the geographical boundaries of the Rockford Diocese or were assigned in this Diocese, against whom a substantiated allegation of sexual abuse of a minor has been reported.