Lawsuit Filed against Archdiocese over Priest's Sexual Abuse

February 21, 2013

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No comment -- that's the Archdiocese of New Orleans' response to a new lawsuit filed against it and the Archdiocese of Lake Charles, claiming both had knowledge of sexual abuse involving a priest.

Back in August Mark Anthony Broussard was indicted on several charges, including aggravated rape and molestation of a juvenile.

The suit claims both institutions knew of the abuse while he attended the New Orleans Seminary and while working as a part-time cleric in Lake Charles.

Officials are urging anyone else who was abused to come forward.

“We encourage anyone with information about where this person has been to step up and give an information you can,” said Felecia Peavy, the plaintiff’s attorney.

The lawsuit also refers to a personnel file that includes an alleged confession from Broussard given to the Archdiocese in 1998.








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