Fr. Jerome Leach

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Ordained: 1976
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Leach was accused in 1993 of molesting an altar boy in 1976, when he was a deacon. Placed on leave. Incident not reported to police until 5/02. Arrested in 2002 and charged with molestation of a separate altar boy in 1979. Those charges dropped because of a U.S.Supreme Court ruling declaring the CA law invalid. Other allegations have also surfaced. Leach died 10/15/17.

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