Catholic Priest Arrested for Child Pornography
On July 27, investigators from the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations/Special Victims Unit arrested a Catholic priest in St. Martin Parish. The arrest was the result of an investigation into his possible possession of pornography involving juveniles.
The Special Victims Unit this month received a complaint alleging that a computer, for which 50-year-old Father Felix David Broussard had primary access to, contained images indicative of child pornography. During the course of the investigation, over 500 images of child pornography were identified on the computer, according to State Police.
Investigators arrested Broussard, who was booked into the St. Martin Parish jail on suspicion of violating LRS 14:81.1 – Pornography involving juveniles (500 counts).
The Diocese of Lafayette worked closely with the troopers during the course of this investigation, State Police said.
Louisiana State Police pledges to maintain working relationships with partner law enforcement agencies, individuals, and private entities statewide in an attempt to locate and arrest those individuals who commit crimes against children.