Fr. Thomas W. Maloney: Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Fr. Thomas W. Maloney

Ordained: 1967

  • 1968: St. Mary’s Cathedral, Peoria, IL (PEO)
  • 1969-1972: St. Patrick’s, Ottawa, IL (PEO)
  • 1973: St. Monica’s, East Peoria, IL (PEO)
  • 1974-1976: Epiphany, Normal, IL (PEO)
  • 1977-1995: St. Joseph’s, Chenoa, IL (PEO)
  • 1996-2002: Epiphany, Normal, IL (PEO)
  • 2003-2006: Retired (Rt. 2, Box 35A, Lexington, IL) (PEO)
  • 2007-2009: Retired (23904 Dameron Rd, Lexington, IL) (PEO)
  • 2009: Died

At least five survivors have accused Fr. Thomas W. Maloney of child sexual abuse. A lawsuit filed against Fr. Maloney claimed that he sexually abused an 8-year-old boy from approximately 1995 to 1996. The lawsuit also alleged that the Diocese of Peoria had received multiple claims of child sexual abuse by Fr. Maloney, the most recent being a year before the 8-year-old boy was abused, but the Diocese failed to investigate any of them. Fr. Maloney retired from the priesthood in 2002. His whereabouts and whether he had access to children from 2002 until his death in 2009 are unknown.