Fr. Jules M. Arceneaux

Ordained: 1990
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette LA

Placed on leave in 7/04 after FBI seized church computer holding possible child pornography. A boy said he had downloaded the images; US Atty’s office said the boy hadn’t. US Atty’s office closed investigation 4/05 without filing charges against priest, saying it did not have sufficient evidence to meet “prosecutable standard,” i.e., could not prove those in pictures were minors. Diocese then resumed its investigation; Arceneaux remained on leave. Still on leave per 2010 Catholic Directory. Reportedly leading the rosary at funerals in Lafayette in 2013. On diocese’s list in 4/19.


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