Fr. Lawrence W. Mullins: Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor Have Been Admitted, Established or Determined to Be Credible

Fr. Lawrence W. Mullins

Ordained: 1977

  • 1978: Unknown
  • 1979-1983: The Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus, Joliet, IL (JOL)
  • 1984-1988: Immaculate Conception, Elmhurst, IL (JOL)
  • 1989-1993: St. Margaret Mary, Naperville, IL (JOL)
  • 1994: Absent on Leave (JOL)
  • 1995-2019: Unknown

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Fr. Lawrence W. Mullins was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Joliet in 1977. At least twelve survivors have accused Fr. Mullins of child sexual abuse, five of whom allege the abuse happened at the Cathedral of St. Raymond in Joliet, Illinois from 1977 to 1987. Fr. Mullins was purportedly nicknamed Fr. Gacy, after serial-killer John Wayne Gacy, because he would isolate boys in the locker room to seek an opportunity to abuse them. In 1993, Fr. Mullins was removed from ministry following past abuse allegations. Fr. Mullins was named on the “Diocese of Joliet’s list of Diocesan Priests with Credible Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors Made Against Them While Serving in the Diocese of Joliet” with “Substantiated Allegations.” At least three civil lawsuits have named Fr. Mullins. According to the Diocese of Joliet, Fr. Mullins was dispensed from obligations of the clerical state in 2018. In 2002, Fr. Mullins was reportedly living in Virginia, however, his current status as a priest, his whereabouts, and whether he has access to children are unknown.