Fr. Leo Charles Koppala

Ordained: 1994
Status: Sentenced

Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Priest of Nellore Diocese, India. Came to US 10/08. Assigned to Ss Peter and Paul in Blue Earth MN 8/09. Accused in 6/13 of kissing and fondling an 11- year-old girl. Arrested 6/8/13. Charged with second degree criminal sexual conduct. Released on bail 7/11/13. Put on administrative leave without privileges. Admitted everything but fondling girl’s breasts. Pled guilty in 3/14 to criminal sexual misconduct. On Diocese’s 12/16/13 list. Sentenced to 25 years probation 3/31/14 but was to be deported to India instead. Deported and handed over to Indian authorities 5/14/14. Diocese’s information on Koppala was updated 6/23/14.

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