Fr. Mark A. Broussard

Ordained: 1986
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Lake Charles LA

In 12/11 the diocese told police about complaint by a man alleging abuse by Broussard 1986-89 at St. Henry Parish in Lake Charles. Arrested 3/22/12. Charged with two counts aggravated rape and 52 counts sexual battery. Resigned from the priesthood in 1994; personnel file noted unreported history of sexual contact with four other youths. Victims as young as age eight. Arrested in 4/12 on new charges involving one of four names in file. Additional charges filed in 6/12. Indicted in 8/12. New suit filed 2/21/13. Made $1.5M cash bond 10/28/13. Laicized in 2013. Found guilty 2/5/16. Sentenced 3/11/6 to two life terms, plus 50 years in prison. Appeal denied in 6/17. On diocese’s list 4/11/19. Abuse of minors noted 1980-91.


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