Quayle concerned about future of Multicultural Center

The arrest of Leo Bravo on charges of sexually abusing a woman has caused shockwaves throughout the local Latino community where he has served as Director of the Multicultural Center of Cache Valley. One of the women coming to the Center for help has accused Bravo of touching her inappropriately and he is charged with two counts of forcible sex abuse. Logan Municipal Councilmember Dean Quayle who (until recently) served five years on the Multicultural Center’s Board of Directors, says he has great sympathy for Bravo and his family. Quayle says Bravo has helped countless numbers of immigrants at the Center which was essentially a one-man operation. “He did so much to help people that really had no other source for help,” says Quayle. “If they didn’t have a pastor or clergymen to go to they usually came to Leo.” Quayle says that Bravo assisted the Hispanic community in a number of different ways. “He was able to help then with anything from passports to housing to drivers licenses to any kind of issue with legal or housing. Anything of that nature.” Quayle says he’s concerned about the future of the Center because he knows of no one “waiting in the wings” to move into Bravo’s position. Bravo has been a “one many show” and has done much of the work himself. Funding has always been a problem for the center and Quayle says Bravo has worked for little salary and at some time for no salary at all. Bravo also currently serves as a member of the Logan Planning Commission.

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