A Bossier City priest is removed from his assignment as an associate priest at Christ the King Church following allegations of pornography involving juveniles and the sexual abuse of animals.

The Diocese of Shreveport issued a statement to parishioners in reference to Father Seby Shan.

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

 36-year-old Seby Shan Chemmampallil was booked into Bossier Maximum Security Facility Friday afternoon. He faces four counts of pornography involving juveniles and two counts of sexual abuse of an animal.
Bond is set at $100,000.

Bishop Malone encourages those who are suspicious of clergy members sexually abusing minors to contact the Diocesan Victim Assistance Minister at 318-584-2411 or the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation at 225-326-6100.

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