Fr. James E. Leu

Ordained: 1971
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Accused in 1989 of systematically abusing two altar boys 1985-89. Pled guilty, convicted 1989, sentenced to two years in prison. Worked with credibly accused priest Francis Bass. Bishop O’Keefe was deposed. Included on diocese’s 7/10/08 list of credibly accused. Died 2/4/13.


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