Fr. James Williams

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Religious Order:  Marianist

Notes:  Suspended from ministry 5/16 by Order due to credible allegation he sexually abused a Chaminade High School student in 2011. Williams was on staff 1991-2012, and President for 12 yrs until he resigned in 2011. Chaminade is an all-boys school. Williams denied the abuse, which is said to have occurred in 2011. Order notified the diocese. Law enforcement notified in 2/15. Statute of limitations expired in 2013. Williams reportedly living in Rome.

Sources:  ABC 7 05.14.16; CBS New York 05.14.16; Daily Journal 05.14.16; New York Post 05.14.16; News 10 05.14.16; Wall Street Journal 05.15.16; Inquisitr 05.16.16; New York Daily News 05.17.16; New York Daily News 05.17.16; New York Daily News 08.15.16; Island Now 08.18.16