Fr. Charles Soileau – Diocese of Lake Charles

Father Charles Soileau

Diocese of Lake Charles

Charles Soileau Diocese of Lake Charles Horowitz LawOrdained: 1957

Removed: 1999

Died: 2011

Assigned as follows:

  • St. Peter (New Iberia, LA)
  • Our Lady of Lourdes (Erath, LA)
  • St. Eugene (Grand Chenier, LA)
  • Our Lady of the Lake (Lake Charles, LA)
  • St. Anthony (Eunice, LA)
  • Sacred Heart (Oakdale, LA)
  • St. Lawrence (Hathaway, LA)
  • St. Joseph (Vinton, LA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Charles Soileau:

Fr. Charles Soileau was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Lafayette in 1957, and served in multiple parishes in Louisiana for over 40 years. According to media reports, he was publicly named on the Diocese of Lake Charles 2019 list of credibly accused clergy. The list noted that Soileau was removed from ministry after an allegation of child sexual abuse against the priest in 1995 was received in 1999. The alleged abuse occurred in Houston, TX and Vinton, LA. Information about the age/gender of his alleged victim and the nature of the alleged sexual abuse was not provided by the Diocese of Lake Charles.

Fr. Charles Soileau died in 2011.

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