Fr. John F. Heckel

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1944
Status: Settled

Died: 06/21/2002
Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Assigned to St. Anthony of Padua in Wilmington 1960-1961. Accused of abuse by one person at Salesianum High School in 1969 in a suit filed 6/15/2009. Died 6/21/2002. The Order in DE and PA announced a settlement in 8/4/2011 with 40 victims of who filed suits in DE. The plaintiffs were to share in the $24.8M settlement along with 150 victims who settled earlier with Wilmington Diocese. One of the terms was that the Order release names of 12 Oblates with substantiated allegations of abuse. Heckel (spelled Heckle) was on the list.

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