- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Latest on the arrest of a south Louisiana priest for allegedly possessing child pornography (all times local):

3 p.m.

State police say investigators found more than 500 images of child pornography on the computer of a priest in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana.

State police and the Catholic Diocese of Lafayette announced the arrest Wednesday of 50-year-old Rev. Felix David Broussard on 500 counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles. Broussard was taken to the St. Martin Parish jail, where he was released on $25,000 bond. It was unclear whether he has a lawyer who would comment on his behalf.

The diocese said Broussard was placed on administrative leave. He had been serving the church parish of St. Bernard in Breaux Bridge.



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11 a.m.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Lafayette says one of its priests has been arrested on a charge of possessing child pornography.

In a news release on its website, the diocese said it was informed by state police on Wednesday of the arrest of the Rev. F. David Broussard, who served the church parish of St. Bernard in Breaux Bridge.

The diocese said Broussard was placed on administrative leave. Neither the news release nor online court and jail records indicated whether he has a lawyer who could comment on the allegations.

State police have not released details on the arrest but said they would do so later Wednesday. The diocese said it was cooperating in the investigation and would release more information Wednesday afternoon.

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