Br. John Laurence Heathwood

Order: CFC
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Entered Order 1943, took first vows 1947, and final vows 9/5/54. Educator. Assignments included Holy Cross School and St. Bonaventure College in Newfoundland, Canada, All Hallows, Cardinal Hayes and Bishop Kearney High Schools, Iona College, Bishop Henricksen High School, Guadalupe Regional Middle School, Los Hermanos Community and Centro Juan Diego- St. Leo Parish, Christian Brothers Central Harlem Community and St. Joseph Residence. Removed as a teacher and drama director at Bishop Kearney High School in Rochester, New York for sexually abusing a female student beginning in the late 1960s. She filed suit in 1994. She said he attacked her for years and left her unable to have children. Dismissed by Court and appealed to NY Supreme Court, Appellate Division. Dismissed. Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers in 2014 as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Heathwood died 12/7/16.


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