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More details emerge on man affiliated with Diocese of Lafayette arrested on sex charges

Posted at 2:56 PM, Jul 31, 2020

VILLE PLATTE, La. — The Attorney General's Office has released more details on the arrest of a Ville Platte man affiliated with the Diocese of Lafayette facing charges of child pornography and sexual abuse of an animal.

Isac Calderon-Sierra, 22, of Ville Platte was arrested last week on child pornography and sexual abuse of an animal charges. He was taken into custody at the Rapides Parish Jail on a fugitive warrant.

According to Sierra's arrest report, the case was a result of a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Cybertip of child sexual exploitation of juveniles under the age of 13.

During the execution of the search warrant, authorities located Sierra on July 21 in Camp Beauregard in Pineville where he was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Evangeline Parish from January of five counts of possession of pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13.

Sierra was taken into custody by the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center as a fugitive out of Evangeline Parish.

Another search warrant was then executed in Rapides Parish on the electronics seized during Sierra’s arrest.

Authorities say they found more than 300 images and videos of child sexual exploitation and more than five images and videos of sexual abuse of animals on those devices.

Upon locating these files, subsequent arrest warrants for Sierra were obtained for 300 counts of pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13 and five counts of sexual abuse of an animal.

Sierra was then re-booked into the Rapides Parish Prison on for 300 counts of pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13 and five counts of sexual abuse of an animal, where he remains in custody.

A bond has been set at $310,000.

The Diocese of Lafayette states that Sierra was a former volunteer for a youth group that met at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Church and during that time, they never received any complaints in connection with that group.

The diocese released a statement last week after Sierra's arrest and connection to the church was discovered.

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