Fr. Leo Charles Koppala

Ordained: 1994
Status: Guilty plea

Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Priest of the Nellore Diocese, India. Arrived in the US in 10/2008. Assigned to Ss. Peter and Paul in Blue Earth MN in 8/2009. Accused in 6/2013 of kissing and fondling an 11-year-old girl. Arrested 6/8/2013. Charged with second degree criminal sexual conduct. Released on bail 7/11/2013. Put on administrative leave without privileges. Admitted everything but fondling the girl’s breasts. Pleaded guilty in 3/2014 to criminal sexual misconduct. Included on the Diocese’s 12/16/2013 list. Sentenced to 25 years probation 3/31/2014 but was to be deported to India instead. Deported and handed over to Indian authorities 5/14/2014. The Diocese’s information on Koppala was updated 6/23/2014.

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