Fr. Leo Bonfadini

Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Named publicly as accused in the CO A.G.’s report 10/22/19. Allegation to diocese in 1994 that Bonfadini sexually abused a boy, age 17, while assigned to Our Lady of Guadalupe. When confronted, Bonfadini did not confirm nor deny, but said he had “made regrettable decisions… .” Sent to St. Luke Institute for treatment. Voluntarily relinquished his faculties in 5/95. Went on to become a U.S. Air Force officer, V.A. counselor, then wellness coordinator and pastoral counselor for a nonprofit in Trinidad, CO. In 10/19 Bonfadini denied raping the boy.

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