KTTC TV says Father Leo Koppala remained in the Faribault County Jail on 75-thousand dollars bond following an appearance in court on Monday. Koppala remains on administrative leave from the Diocese of Winona pending the outcome of the case.
A criminal complaint accuses Koppala of fondling a 12 year old girl at the home of her grandmother where he had been invited to dinner. The 47 year old priest serves the Catholic Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Blue Earth.
Koppala sought a bail reduction but that was opposed by the prosecutor in the case.