Fr. Leonard Inman

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Ordained: 1961
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Named as one of 9 “predator” priests known to the diocese in lawsuits filed by 5 individuals against 2 other priests in 2/03. Bishop Adamec said Inman had been out of public ministry since 1989 and that assignments while he was active were deliberate and done for monitoring. Per the PA AG’s 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, “Bishop Hogan was very much aware that Inman was raping children…” while assigned to Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament 1971-86. One boy reported to police in 1986 that Inman started raping him when he was age 11, 4 years prior. Inman was known to “troll” the area for sex with boys, after which he would pay them. Hogan denied police investigators access to the Cathedral. They wanted to wire a witness, but Inman suddenly stopped “trolling the ally [sic] for sex.” The investigation stopped after Hogan met with the Altoona Police Chief, and Inman was sent for treatment. He died 6/1/01.

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