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Lloyd Hebert

Posted: 9:55 PM, Jan 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-22 19:32:18-04

Lloyd Hebert

Abbeville Meridional, 1957

Alleged Abuse:  Described by the bishop as “a child molester” in a deposition and was reportedly suspended after a complaint was made.  We could find no criminal complaints.

Where he is now: Deceased

Lloyd Hebert was described in a 1988 deposition by Bishop Frey as “a child molester.”

Hebert, who died in 2004, was suspended after a complaint was made in the 1980s, Monsignor Larroque testified in his deposition. He eventually retired, with the diocese paying for his insurance and housing.

The Times of Acadiana reported in 1986 that a young man went to attorney J. Minos Simon with allegations against Hebert.  Simon issued a subpoena to depose Hebert, and when that happened the Diocese’s attorney stipulated to liability in open court, ending Simon’s discovery and saving the priest from being deposed. Hebert left Opelousas to live with relatives, the newspaper reported.

In a 1992 book, “Lead Us Not Into Temptation,” Jason Berry wrote that Hebert resigned after being accused of molesting an adolescent in Opelousas. The Advocate reports that there is scant information about Hebert in the federal lawsuit record.

Timeline:

(Timeline incomplete because of lack of documents)

1957:  Ordained in Abbeville

Associate Pastor at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Lake Charles

St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Gueydan

St. Peter Catholic Church in New Iberia

Pastor of St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church in Big Lake

Our Lady, Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Opelousas (1985)

1987:  Absent on Leave

2002:  Retired

2004:  Deceased