Fr. William M. Slavin: Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Misconduct With a Minor

Fr. William M. Slavin

Ordained: 1934
  • 1935 St. Joseph, Green Island, NY (ALB)
  • 1936 Sacred Heart of Mary, Watervliet, NY (ALB)
  • 1937-1943 House of the Good Shepherd, Troy, NY (ALB)
  • 1940-1943 Sister Mary of the Blessed Sacrament, Troy, NY (ALB)
  • 1944-1946 Chaplain US Navy (ALB) 1985 Died
  • 1947-1959 Convent of the Good Shepherd, Troy, NY (ALB)
  • 1960-1978 Our Lady of Victory, Troy, NY (ALB)
  • 1979-1983 Retired
  • 1984 Unknown


Msgr. William M. Slavin worked in the Diocese of Albany for nearly fifty years. In December 2004, a former altar boy filed a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Boston, alleging he had been sexually abused by Msgr. Slavin. The lawsuit claimed that Msgr. Slavin sexually abused the plaintiff for five years between 1959 and 1964. The lawsuit was dismissed due to the statute of limitations. Fr. Slavin is listed on the Diocese of Albany’s lists of “Clergy Credibly Accused While Serving in the Diocese of Albany.”