Former Priest from Duson Facing More Sex Charges

June 29, 2012

A former priest from Duson has been re-arrested in Calcasieu Parish. 56-year old Mark Broussard is in the Calcasieu Correctional Center, currently charged with 24 counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile and 6 additional counts of sexual battery. Deputies say the extra charges came from further investigating Broussard. They say he had inappropriate sexual contact with an 8 year old victim between approximately 1986 and 1987 while he and his family were attending Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church in Lake Charles.

Judge Clayton Davis set his bond at $400,000, bringing his total bond to $3,420,000.

Broussard was first arrested on March 22 and charged with 2 counts of aggravated battery and 52 counts of sexual battery. In that investigation, deputies say Broussard had sexually inappropriate contact with an 8 year old boy between 1986 and 1989 while the victim and his family was attending St. Henry Catholic Church. Documents were allegedly found in the priest's personnel file where the priest indicated sexual contact with at least four other male children. These incidents were not reported to law enforcement.

This is Broussard's second time being "re-arrested". He received more charges on April 2, 2012, 100 counts of sexual battery and 40 counts of aggravated rape after another victim, who is now 36 years old, stated Broussard molested him between January 1986 and December 1991. That victim was between the ages of 11-16 years of age. The victim stated all of the incidents occurred at OLQH Church, where Broussard was a priest and where he attended school and church.








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