Lawsuit Says Former New Orleans Priest Was Serial Pedophile

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A lawsuit filed in Orleans Parish Civil District Court alleges a former New Orleans priest was a serial pedophile who abused children for decades.

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of a person claiming to be one of the victims of the Reverend Lawrence Hecker, also charges the Archdiocese of New Orleans never reported him to law enforcement.

According to the New Orleans Advocate, Hecker was removed from the ministry in 2002, but the lawsuit says charges against him were not publicly acknowledged until two years ago.

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