Father Albert Leonard
Diocese of Pittsburgh
Ordained: approx. 1979
Assigned as Follows:
- 1987 – Parochial Vicar, Saint Ursula (Allison Park, PA)
- 1993 – Leave of Absence
Summary of Allegations Against Father Albert Leonard:
Records belonging to the Diocese of Pittsburgh reveal that Father Albert Leonard had sparked complaints concerning how he acted around children in 1989 and 1993. One of the cases involved the concerns of the parents of a 14-year-old boy. The other case involved parents that were uncomfortable that Father Leonard had gone swimming naked with boys and had an unusual relationship with their underage son.
Leonard asked for a 6-month leave of absence in 1993. In 1994, Father Albert Leonard attempted to get a job at the Holy Family Institute, a treatment center for children. The Diocese of Pittsburgh told the Institute about the previous allegations of Father Albert Leonard’s sexual abuse, and he was fired or resigned. He went on to work at Allegheny County’s Center for Victims where he worked with crime victims as a licensed counselor.
Leonard died in 2002.
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