Fr. Louis LeBourgeois
Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA
Per news in 11/18, a woman reported to law enforcement that LeBourgeois sexually abused her when she was four years old in 1968. She said he picked her up at her River Ridge preschool and abused her in his car. Law enforcement reportedly told her the statute of limitations had expired. In 2014 she told the Los Angeles archdiocese, where she was then living, who referred the case to New Orleans. The archdiocese confronted LeBourgeois, who denied the abuse. He went into a coma and died three months later. The Review Board had not yet seen the case.The archdiocese paid for the woman’s therapy, but did not include LeBourgeois on its 11/2/18 list of credibly accused clergy. She filed suit in 8/19.
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