Former Dubuque Priest Makes Initial Court Appearance On Sexual Abuse Charges


A former Dubuque priest charged with second degree sexual abuse made his initial court appearance in Dubuque County District Court this morning.Riley

After the appearance to hear the charges against him, 68-year old Leo Riley was taken to the Dubuque County Jail and is being held on 500-thousand dollars bond while a preliminary hearing was then scheduled for May 22nd.

Riley served as an associate pastor at the Resurrection Parish in Dubuque from 1984 to 1986 when the alleged incidents took place.

In April, prosecutors charged Riley with five counts of sexual abuse for what investigators say he did to several altar boys.

Riley has denied the allegations.

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