Former priest facing more charges of sexual abuse, $2 million bond
POSTED: Monday, April 2, 2012 - 2:30pm
UPDATED: Monday, April 2, 2012 - 4:00pm
CALCASIEU PARISH, LA — A former Louisiana priest is facing even more charges. Today the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office re-arrested Mark A. Broussard at the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged him with 100 counts of sexual battery and 40 counts of aggravated rape.
Broussard was originally arrested on Broussard on Thursday, March 22. That after a months long investigation into allegations of sexual abuse.
Today, the number of charges has more than doubled.
The victim is one of the four young boys Broussard indicated while he was a priest he had sexual contact with which is documented in his personnel file but never reported to law enforcement.
The investigation revealed the incidents involving this victim occurred between January 1986 and December 1991 when the boy was between the ages of 11-16 years of age. The victim is now 36 years old. He stated all of the incidents occurred at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church in Lake Charles, LA where Broussard was a priest and where the victim attended school and church.
Judge Clayton Davis has now doubled Broussard's bond from $1 to $2 million.
Victims of sexual crimes have 30 years after their 18th birthday to report incidents to law enforcement.