Father Leo J. Heizman
Diocese of Syracuse
Assigned as follows:
- St. Lucy’s (Syracuse, NY)
- Our Lady of Pompeii (Syracuse, NY)
- Immaculate Conception (Fayetteville, NY)
- St. Mary’s (Mexico)
- St. Matthew’s (East Syracuse, NY)
- Bishop Grimes High School (East Syracuse, NY)
- Bishop Cunningham High School (Oswego, NY)
- Crouse Hospital (Syracuse, NY)
- Dewitt Police Department (East Syracuse, NY)
Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Father Leo J. Heizman:
Father Leo J. Heizman was among 32 priests in the Diocese of Syracuse who was removed as part of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People that was established in June 2002.
Father Heizman’s name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Syracuse’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors, published in December 2018. It released almost no information on the allegations against each priest, including age/gender of the victims, or the priest’s assignment at the time of the alleged abuse.
He died in September 2004.
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