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Fr. William Allison – Diocese of Shreveport

Fr. William Allison

Diocese of Shreveport 

William Allison Diocese of Shreveport Horowitz Law

Ordained: ~1948

Died: 1987

Assigned as Follows:

  • 1949-1952: Mater Dolorosa (Plaucheville, LA)
  • 1952-1955: St. Francis de Sales (Echo, LA)
  • 1955-1957: Not indexed
  • 1957-1958: St. Joseph Cathedral (San Diego, CA)
  • 1958-1963: Absent on Leave
  • 1960-1961: Our Lady of Guadalupe (Flagstaff, AZ)
  • 1963-1964: Immaculate Conception (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1964-1966: St. Joseph’s (Capitola, CA)
  • 1964-1966: Sacred Heart (Villa Maria del Mar, CA)
  • 1964-1966: Resurrection (Aptos, CA)
  • 1966-1969: Sacred Heart (Fresno, CA)
  • 1969-1973: Sacred Heart (Avondale, CO)
  • 1969-1973: St. Joseph’s (Huerfano, CO)
  • 1969-1973: St. William’s (Boone, CO)
  • 1971-1975: Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo (Monterey, CA)
  • 1971-1975: Annunciation (Stephen Place, CA)
  • 1971-1975: Monterey Peninsula College Newman (Monterey, CA)
  • 1973-1975: Our Lady of Fatima (Monroe, LA)
  • 1975-1983: Christ the King (Bossier City, LA)
  • 1975-1983: Mary Queen of Peace (Caplis, LA)
  • 1975-1983: Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary (Doyline, LA)
  • 1975-1977: Barksdale Air Force Base (Bossier City, LA)
  • 1983-1987: St. Francis Xavier Cathedral

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. William Allison:

Fr. William Allison was ordained a priest in approximately 1948 for Diocese of Alexandria, LA, and served in multiple parishes including in the Diocese of Shreveport. According to media reports, in 1963, a letter was written by Rev. James Lindenmeyer, Father Allison’s supervisor at the time, which contained allegations of three young men in the parish that told Father Lindenmeyer they were abused by Father Allison at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Shortly after, Fr. Allison was sent to a treatment center for “troubled priests,” and was able to continue working while being a patient there.

In 2005, the Gallup diocesan officials stated that they had also received at least one credible accusation against Fr. Allison.

In July 2011, a civil suit was filed against Fr. Allison for having abused “many children,” dating back to 1963. One allegation referred to a specific defendant who claimed that he had been abused by Allison starting when he was just 9 years old and continued for almost two years. Fr. Allison’s name appeared on the Gallup Diocese’s list of credibly accused clergy and Monterey’s list as well as Alexandria’s list of accused.

Several other allegations have been filed against Fr. Allison, since his passing in 1987. Almost all have been deemed credible and have been brought to/settled in court. In 2019, a man accused Fr. Allison of sexually abusing him in 1961 when he was a minor. In 2020 a lawsuit was filed against the Diocese of Shreveport by a man who alleges that Fr. Allison abused him in from 1973-1975 when he was a fifth or sixth grade student serving as an altar boy. According to the suit, Fr. Allison groomed the alleged victim, which progressed into fondling and oral sex. The exact number of Allison’s victims is unknown, and continuously growing.

Fr. Allison died in 1987.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Shreveport in Louisiana.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Louisiana, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Shreveport may now have legal options, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in Louisiana and nationwide.  We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. William Allison – Diocese of Fresno

Father William G. Allison

Diocese of Fresno 

William Allison Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1948

Died: 1987

 

Assigned as Follows:

  • 1949-1952 Mater Dolorosa (Plaucheville, LA)
  • 1952-1955 St. Francis de Sales (Echo, LA)
  • 1955-1957 Not indexed
  • 1957-1958 St. Joseph Cathedral (San Diego, CA)
  • 1958-1963 Absent on Leave
  • 1960-1961 Our Lady of Guadalupe (Flagstaff, AZ)
  • 1963-1964 Immaculate Conception (Los Angeles, CA) 
  • 1964-1966 St. Joseph’s (Capitola, CA) 
  • 1964-1966 Sacred Heart (Villa Maria del Mar, CA) 
  • 1964-1966 Resurrection (Aptos, CA)
  • 1966-1969 Sacred Heart (Fresno, CA)
  • 1969-1973 Sacred Heart (Avondale, CO)
  • 1969-1973 St. Joseph’s (Huerfano, CO)
  • 1969-1973 St. William’s (Boone, CO)
  • 1971-1975 Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo (Monterey, CA)
  • 1971-1975 Annunciation (Stephen Place, CA)
  • 1971-1975 Monterey Peninsula College Newman (Monterey, CA)
  • 1973-1975 Our Lady of Fatima (Monroe, LA)
  • 1975-1983 Christ the King (Bossier City, LA) 
  • 1975-1983 Mary Queen of Peace (Caplis, LA)
  • 1975-1983 Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary (Doyline, LA)
  • 1975-1977 Barksdale Air Force Base (Bossier City, LA)
  • 1983-1987 St. Francis Xavier Cathedral 

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father William G. Allison: 

In 1963, a letter was written by Rev. James Lindenmeyer, who was the supervisor of Father William G. Allison at the time. The letter contained allegations of three young men in the parish that told Father Lindenmeyer that they were abused by Father Allison at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Shortly after that, William Allison was sent to a treatment center for “troubled priests,” and was able to continue working while being a patient there.

In 2005, the Gallup diocesan officials stated that they had also received at least one credible accusations against Allison.

In July of 2011, a civil suit was filed against William Allison for having abused “many children,” dating all the way back to 1963. One allegation referred to a specific defendant who claimed that he had been abused by Allison starting when he was just 9-years-old, and continued for almost two years. Father William Allison’s name appeared on the Gallup Diocese’s list of credibly accused clergy and Monterey’s list as well as Alexandria’s list of accused.

Several other allegations have been filed against Father Allison, since his passing in 1987. Almost all have been deemed credible and have been brought too/settled in court. The most recent allegation includes the abuse of a male minor that was reported in 2019, from abuse that occurred in 1961. The exact number of Allison’s victims is unknown, and continuously growing.  

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Fresno in California.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Fresno now have legal options due to a temporary change in California law, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in California and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us toll-free at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.