Year Ordained: 1958
Diocese: Syracuse, New York
Notes: Removed 4/14 for credible allegations of repeated rape of 15-16 yr-old altar boy in 1988 and 1989 at St. Ann’s rectory in Manlius. Former altar boy said he first told diocese in 2/13. Per diocese, accusation in 2002 by another man who later changed statement. “Monsignor” since 1973; former Syracuse school board president. Two retired Syracuse police officers said they warned diocese in 1984 because Eckermann solicited male prostitutes downtown. Sentenced by Vatican to life of prayer and penance.
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