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David Anderson Coupar

Posted: 4:05 PM, Apr 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-29 19:46:28-04

Alleged Abuse: Named by the Diocese of Lafayette in 2019 as a priest against whom a credible accusation has been made regarding sexual abuse of a minor or vulnerable adult. No details given on when the abuse happened or when the diocese was notified.  We have found no records to indicate law enforcement officials were notified or investigated.

A document created by the diocese was uncovered by KATC after records were unsealed in a 1988 federal lawsuit involving the diocese’s insurance company.  The document is a list of priests with short summaries about them, including their birthday and ordination date.  Coupar’s write-up was as follows:  “Suspected of homosexuality by a former religious superior, but was cleared – nothing to substantiate.”

Where he is now: Unknown

Timeline: 

1980 – Ordained

(The diocese did not provide dates when Coupar worked at each church, so the dates indicated below were taken from newspaper articles at the time he worked there.)

1982-1983 : Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Iberia

1983- 1985: St. Therese of the Child Jesus, Abbeville

1985- 1991: St. Leo the Great, Leonville

St. Anthony of Padua, Krotz Springs

1991- 1994: Our Lady of Victory, Loreauville

Catholic High, New Iberia

1993-1991- Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Leroy

1994 – Resigned from Diocese of Lafayette