Catholic Priest Arrested for Child Pornography

priestarrested(Press Release) St. Martin – On July 27, 2016, 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.

In July 2016, the Special Victims Unit 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. Investigators obtained an arrest warrant, and Broussard was placed under arrest and booked into the St. Martin Parish jail for violating LRS 14:81.1 – Pornography involving juveniles (500 counts).

The Louisiana State Police worked closely with the Diocese of Lafayette during the course of this investigation. Louisiana State Police will continue 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.