Shocking Allegations from Pearl River Priest's Arrest Last Week

By Ramon Antonio Vargas and David Hammer
October 8, 2020

Travis Clark, the pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul since 2019, was booked with obscenity last week for the alleged encounter.

Pearl River LA - New, salacious details from police about the arrest of a Pearl River priest last week add to an already devastating period in the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ ongoing church sex abuse scandal.

Court documents filed by Pearl River Police state that a passerby saw the lights on inside Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church near 11 p.m. on Sept. 30, and stopped to witness the shocking actions of the church’s pastor.

Peering through glass doors and windows, the person who called police allegedly saw the Rev. Travis Clark, 37, half-naked on top of the altar, according to documents reviewed by The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate in its joint investigation with WWL-TV.

The complainant reported seeing two women in high heels and corsets on the altar with Clark, wielding sex toys. Stage lights were set up, as was a cellphone and camera, both mounted on tripods. All three were allegedly having sex together.

The passerby took a cell phone video and called the Pearl River police, who arrived at the church, viewed the footage, and arrested the group on accusations that they were having intercourse in a publicly visible place, the documents said.








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