Three days after the Feast of All Saints in 1999, Lawrence Hecker confessed to his superiors at the archdiocese of New Orleans that he had either sexually molested or otherwise shared a bed with multiple teenagers whom he met through his work as a Roman Catholic priest.

A New Orleans priest confessed to abusing children. He returned to work and was never charged

It wasn't until similar abuse allegations came to light in Boston that Lawrence Hecker was quietly retired in 2002