Fr. Charles H. Eckermann

Ordained: 1956
Status: Police report

Diocese: Diocese of Syracuse NY

Monsignor. Former school board president. Two retired Syracuse police officers said they warned the diocese in 1984 because Eckermann solicited male prostitutes downtown. Removed in 4/14 after credible allegations of repeated rape of a 15- to 16-year-old altar boy in 1988 -1989 at St. Ann’s rectory in Manlius. Eckermann allegedly threatened to kill the boy if he told. Accuser said he first told the diocese in 2/13. Per diocese, there was an accusation in 2002 by another man who later changed his statement. The man’s attorneys reportedly told the D.A. in 4/15 that an associate pastor at St. Ann’s sexually abused their client along with Eckermann. Sentenced by Vatican to life of prayer and penance. Died 10/21/16. On diocese’s list 12/3/18. New suit 2/19. Accused by four more who sued in 6/20.

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