The Reverend F. David Broussard of Breaux Bridge has been placed behind bars on alleged child pornography charges.

State Police spokesman Trooper Brooks David says investigators found over 500 images of child porn on a computer he had primary access to.

In a statement to our news partners at KATC, the Diocese of Lafayette says Father Felix David Broussard has been placed on administrative leave from active priestly ministry and are cooperating fully with the State Police investigation.

Below is the full statement:

"The Diocese of Lafayette was informed and saddened to learn on July 27th that the Louisiana State Police arrested the Reverend F. David Broussard on charges of possessing child pornography. The Diocese takes these allegations very seriously and is cooperating fully in every way possible with the investigation. Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel, on learning of the allegations, immediately placed Father Broussard on administrative leave from active priestly ministry. The Bishop and staff are providing pastoral care to the congregation of Saint Bernard Parish in Breaux Bridge, and will preach at all Masses at Saint Bernard Parish this weekend. The prayers of the diocesan community are requested."