Fr. John F. Heckel

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1944
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Assigned to St. Anthony of Padua in Wilmington 1960-61. Accused of abuse by one person at Salesianum High School in 1969 in a suit filed 6/15/09. Died 6/21/02. Oblates in DE and PA announced settlement 8/4/11 with 40 victims of who filed suits in DE. Plaintiffs will share in $24.8M settlement as will 150 victims who settled earlier with Wilmington Diocese. One of terms was that Order release names of 12 Oblates with substantiated allegations of abuse. Heckel (spelled Heckle) was on the list.


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