Blue Earth Priest Criminal Sex 11 Jun 13

A Catholic priest from Blue Earth is accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl. 47-year-old Leo Charles Koppala has been charged with 2nd-degree criminal sexual conduct in Faribault County Court, and his bail was set at $75,000 on Monday. Prosecutors allege that Koppala kissed the victim and touched her breasts at the girl’s grandmother’s house on Friday. He faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted, but the investigation is ongoing, and new charges are possible. Koppala is due back in court June 18th.