Bossier City priest removed immediately due to sexual abuse allegations

KTBS ABC News, Laouisiana/May 21, 2021

Bossier City, Louisiana -- An associate priest at Christ the King Church has been removed following allegations of the sexual abuse of minors.

This is according to a press release from the Diocese of Shreveport.

Shreveport's Bishop Francis Malone said in the release that the allegations against Rev. Seby Shan Chemmampallil "do not, at this time, involve physical contact with minors, [but] they nonetheless constitute serious violation of the law."

According to Bossier Sheriff's Office records, Chemmampallil, 36, was booked into Bossier Maximum Security Facility Friday at 4:20 p.m. The records show he is charged with (4 counts) Pornography Involving Juveniles and (2 counts) Sexual Abuse of an Animal. Bond is set at $100,000.

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