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Former Slidell priest arrested for molestation of a juvenile for the second time

1 year 7 months 4 weeks ago Tuesday, October 25 2022 Oct 25, 2022 October 25, 2022 5:19 PM October 25, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ

ST. TAMMANY PARISH - A priest who was arrested in 2020 was arrested again Tuesday after a second victim came forward and alleged sexual abuse. 

According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, a victim who is now an adult claims Priest Patrick Wattigny sexually abused him when he was an elementary student at a Covington Catholic school. 

Wattingy was arrested in 2020 for molestation charges after a victim came forward, alleging they were sexually abused when Wattingy was serving as the pastor for a Slidell church. 

Deputies said Wattingy was booked in jail for one count of molestation of a juvenile. 

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