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Acadiana priest accused of abuse turns self into St. Landry Sheriff’s Department

Posted: 6:11 AM, Jun 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-17 11:52:44-04

The Acadiana priest at the center of recent abuse allegations has turned himself into the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office this morning

Father Michael Guidry, Pastor of St. Peter Church in Morrow and Resurrection Chapel in Whiteville, had been placed on administrative leave while allegations of sexual abuse against Guidry are investigated.

KATC’s Kendria LaFleur was LIVE at the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office with more information.

According to Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz, “On Monday, May 21, 2018, the Juvenile Section of the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office opened an investigation of sexual misconduct when a male victim reported that he was molested (sexually assaulted) by his hometown priest, Father Steven Michael Guidry.”

According to the report, the assault occurred when he was 16 years old at Father Guidry’s home in Morrow.

On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, Father Guidry reported to the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office with his attorney and confessed that he provided the victim with alcohol and admitted to the sexual assault.

Father Guidry surrendered to authorities this morning at the parish jail and was charged with molestation of a juvenile or a person with a physical or mental disability and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

Read more about the allegations, here and watch the press conference held by the Diocese of Lafayette on the abuse allegations