Predatory Paedophile Pastor face deportation to India

published on April 9, 2014

WASHINGTON: An Indian-American priest who admitted to fondling a girl while attending dinner at her grandmother’s home in Minnesota has been sentenced to 25 years of supervised probation, according to media reports.

Father Leo Charles Koppala pleaded guilty March 17 to criminal sexual conduct charges involving a minor child and is likely to be deported to India, according to local CBS News.

Koppala, 47, was a priest of the Nellore Diocese in Andhra Pradesh in South India where he reportedly helped raise money to support an orphanage, according to Fairmont Sentinel.

Koppala was charged in the case in June 2013 and could have faced up to 36 years in prison.

Under his sentencing guidelines, Koppala must register as a predatory
offender and have no contact with females under the age of 18, CBS said.


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