Fr. Leonard Sanesi

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Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Greensburg PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Died 1992. Report to diocese in 2002 that in the early 1960s Sanesi repeatedly sexually abused a boy who was a student at St. Joseph’s Minor Seminary. Another former St. Joseph’s minor seminarian alleged in 2013 that Sanesi sexually abused him 1962-63.

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