Patrick Wattigny, a former priest at a Slidell church, has been formally charged with molestation of juvenile.
Wattigny was arraigned Monday where he entered a not guilty plea. His next hearing is set for April 27 and the trial is expected to begin on May 10.
The 63 YO Wattigny, 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. He was arrested in October of 2020.