Boys & Girls Club issues statement on counselor arrested for felony carnal knowledge


Lafayette, LA – Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana has released a statement on the arrest of a counselor charged with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile.

Investigators believe the 21-year-old Jeckell Joseph Fuselier had an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana has learned of the arrest of a volunteer for alleged inappropriate behavior with a member. We are deeply alarmed and concerned by this allegation and are cooperating fully with authorities as they investigate this serious matter. The safety and protection of the children we serve is the number one priority of Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana. Our organization is committed to the highest standards of ethical behavior and integrity and does not tolerate inappropriate or illegal activity on the part of any Club staff, volunteer or youth member. All employees and volunteers must undergo a criminal background check. All supervisory policies are designed to ensure the maximum safety and protection of Club members. At this time, we will continue to cooperate with the authorities but withhold further comment in order to respect the privacy of the Club member.

Fuselier was arrested Tuesday at the Boys and Club on Marie Antoinette Street in Lafayette and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center. 

Corporal Bridgette Dugas said Fuselier is accused of engaging in an inappropriate sexual relationship with an underage female, and sending explicit pictures to the victim on his cell phone.

Dugas said the victim was a member of the club. 

Not bond has been set as of Wednesday afternoon. 

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