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Michael Guidry

Posted: 9:55 PM, Jan 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-07 17:40:35-04

Michael Guidry

Michael Guidry
Michael Guidry, 75, has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenager. Courtesy: St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Alleged Abuse: A deacon’s son came forward to allege Guidry had given him alcohol and molested him. After his arrest in 2018, he confessed.

Where he is now: Out on bond, awaiting trial in St. Landry Parish

Michael Guidry, who most recently was pastor of St. Peter’s Church in Morrow, was arrested in June 2018 after a deacon’s son came forward to allege the priest had given him alcohol and molested him.

In December 2018, a bill of information was filed, formally charging Guidry with molestation of a juvenile, court records show.

At the time of his arrest, deputies told KATC that the priest had confessed.

The victim and his parents sued Guidry and the Diocese in August, claiming that a Diocesan official said they would discontinue therapy for the victim and his family should they file suit. The family’s attorney also provided a letter from the Diocese acknowledging that there was a luncheon held in Guidry’s honor after the allegations were reported.

In March 2018, Guidry formally pleaded guilty to a charge of sexual molestation of a juvenile, which carries with it a potential sentence of five to 10 years in jail.

In April 2018, a St. Landry Parish judge sentenced Guidry to the maximum sentence, 10 years in jail, but suspended three years. Guidry was taken into custody immediately after the hearing.

Guidry is currently serving his sentence at Dixon Correctional Facility in Jackson.

To see KATC’s extensive coverage of Guidry, check here .

Timeline:

1971: Ordained

1971-1973: St. John’s Cathedral, Lafayette

1974-1976: Our Lady of Fatima, Lafayette

1977-1983: Saints Peter & Paul Church, Scott

1984: St. Jonh’s Cathedral, Lafayette

1985-1986: St. Joseph’s Church, Evangeline

1986: St. John The Evangelist, Mermentau

1987-1988: Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Church Point

1989-1990: St. Anthony’s Church, Krotz Springs

1990-1998: St. Joseph Church, Patterson

1998-2004: Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Iberia

2006-2018: St. Peter Church, Morrow

2018: Removed from ministry

2019: Sentenced to serve 7 years in jail