Seminarian Leonardo Montoya
Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT
From Colombia.Third-year seminary student for the Bridgeport Diocese when criminally charged with molesting a 16-year-old girl in 11/03 while she slept. Pled not guilty. Immediately dismissed from seminary. The girl said he groped her during a car ride to her home and then appeared in her room twice during the night and tried to molest her. Jury found him guilty in 1/05. Sentenced to 1 year in jail, suspended after 90 days served, and 3 years probation. Appeals Court upheld conviction in 8/08.
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