Citizens For A Better Norwood

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Ohio Supreme Court rejects abuse case against Norwood priest

According to the Enquirer, a lawsuit filed by a woman alleging Norwood priest Rev. Norman Heil sexually abused her in 1965 was thrown out Wednesday in an unanimous Supreme Court decision. The unidentified woman was a student at Regina High School in Norwood when the abuse occurred. She claimed that after she became pregnant, the priest and a nun threatened that the church would cast her out and the baby would not be baptized if she kept it. The court rejected her attorney’s argument that the alleged threats prevented the woman from filing her lawsuit before the statue of limitations expired. Both Rev. Heil and the nun are deceased.