Fr. Leland J. Smith
Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN
Following a recent court order, on 12/16/13 Bishop Quinn released a list of 13 names of priests who had “credible” accusations against them of abuse involving minors. Smith’s inclusion on this list is the first public notice that he had been accused of abuse. Diocese updated information on its list 6/23/14. Ministerial privileges indefinitely suspended in 1994 after Diocese received several complaints that he molested minor males. Completed treatment and was allowed to minister to elderly adults until a new allegation was received in 2002. All of his privileges were removed again. Laicized 4/11/14.
- Diocese of Winona Assignment Record
- Albert Lea Tribune 12.16.13
- Anderson & Assoc Press Release 12.16.13
- Star Tribune 12.16.13
- Diocese of Winona Statement and List of Accused Priests with Assignments 12.16.13
- Winona Daily News 12.17.13
- Diocese of Winona Updated List & Media Statement 06.23.14
- Winona Daily News 06.23.14
- WXOW 06.23.14
- SNAP Statement 06.23.14
- Winona Daily News 06.24.14
- Winona Post 06.25.14
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