Fr. Jules M. Arceneaux

Ordained: 1990
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette LA

Placed on leave in 7/2004 after the FBI seized a church computer holding possible child pornography. A boy said he had downloaded the images; the U.S. Attorney’s office said the boy had not. It closed its investigation in 4/2005 without filing charges against priest, saying it did not have sufficient evidence to meet “prosecutable standard,” i.e., it could not prove those in the pictures were minors. The Diocese then resumed its investigation; Arceneaux remained on leave.  He reportedly was leading the rosary at funerals in Lafayette in 2013. Included on diocese’s list in 4/2019; remained on leave. 

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