Former Priest Arrested on Sexual Battery Charges

March 24, 2012

former Catholic Priest has been arrested for alleged sexual misconduct with a child. Fifty six year old Mark Broussard has been charged with two counts of aggravated battery and 52 counts of sexual battery.

The alleged victim was an eight year old boy who is now 34. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Ton Mancuso says his office learned of the case from the Diocese of Lake Charles.

According to the allegations the abuse took place while Broussard was serving as a priest at Saint Henry Catholic Church during a three year period, between 1986 and 1989.

Broussard left Saint Henry in 1992 and was relocated to Saint Eugene Catholic Church in Grand Chenier until he resigned from the priesthood in 1994.

State District Judge David Richie has set Broussard's bond at over one million dollars.








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