March 19, 2021

District Attorney Charges Former Slidell Priest with Molesting a Juvenile


COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery signed a felony Bill of Information, formally charging Patrick Brian Wattigny, a former priest at a Slidell church, Thursday (March 18) of molestation of a juvenile.

Wattigny, 63, the former pastor of St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church and chaplain at Pope John Paul II High School, both in Slidell, is accused of molesting a teenager, then 15, between June 1, 2013, and August 31, 2014.