Bond Set at $75,000 for Former Slidell Priest Arrested in Second Child Sex Abuse Case

Bond has been set at $75,000 for Patrick Wattigny, a former Catholic priest who was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail Tuesday on a count of molestation of a juvenile, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Wattigny, 55, was still in jail mid-afternoon Wednesday.

This is the second child sex abuse arrest for Wattigny, who was formerly pastor of St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church in Slidell. He was arrested two years ago at a home in owns in Georgia on a single count of molestation involving a 15-year-old boy, and has been out on a $150,000 bond.

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