No Lower Bond for Former Priest Faces Sex Charges
San Antonio Express-News
July 12, 2013
The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal has upheld former priest Mark Broussard's bond in a writ released this week.
The 57-year-old Broussard is accused of molesting boys between 1986 and 1991 while a priest in Calcasieu Parish. He faces two counts of aggravated rape, one count of oral sexual battery, one count of aggravated oral sexual battery and one count of molestation of a juvenile. He was originally charged with 224 counts of child sexual abuse.
Ritchie lowered Broussard's bond from $3.42 million to $1.5 million to reflect the charges he now faces, but did not lower it to the $200,000 Broussard's attorneys requested.