Fr. Leonard Paul Kmak

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Left priesthood to marry in 8/68. Laicized in 1/69. Died in 7/02. Accused of 1962 abuse. Name first became public when a claim was included in 10/05 settlement by Archdiocese involving 24 accusers and 14 priests. Archdiocese also settled at least one claim in 5/07. $6.65M settlement with 14 people alleging abuse by 12 priests.


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