Fr. Louis Perreault – Diocese of Lake Charles

Father Louis Perreault

Diocese of Lake Charles (Holy Ghost Fathers)

Louis Perreault Diocese of Lake Charles Horowitz LawOrdained: 1962

Removed: 2011

Died: 2020

Assigned as follows:

  • 1963: Unknown
  • 1964-1969: Gerard High School (Phoenix, AZ)
  • 1964-1971: 225 El Papago Dr. (Tempe, AZ)
  • 1972-1986: Sacred Heart of Jesus (Lake Charles, LA)
  • 1987: Congregation of the Holy Ghost (San Antonio, TX)
  • 1987-1997: Our Lady of the Valley (Hemet, CA)
  • 1998-2000: Holy Ghost Fathers (Hemet, CA)
  • 2001-2013: Unknown
  • 2014-2017: The Spiritan Center (Bethel Park, PA)
  • 2018-2020: Unknown

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Louis Perreault:

Fr. Louis Perreault was ordained a priest in 1962, who served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Lake Charles. According to media reports, he was accused of repeatedly sexually abusing a minor from 1990 to 1992, while serving at Our Lady of the Valley in Hemet, CA. The boy was between the ages of 13 and 15 at the time of the abuse. The diocese was made aware of allegations in 2011, and reported it to law enforcement. In 2019, a civil lawsuit was filed against the Diocese of San Bernardino.

Perreault was permanently banned from ministry in the diocese and retired without faculties. Perreault was included in the Diocese of San Bernardino’s 2018 list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. He was also included on the Diocese of Lake Charles list. Perreault’s whereabouts and whether he has access to children from 2018 until his death in 2020 are unknown

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Lake Charles in Louisiana.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Louisiana, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Lake Charles may now have legal options, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in Louisiana and nationwide.  We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.