Jury Selection Complete in Former Priest Sex Abuse Trial
By Laura Heller
January 30, 2016
|Mark Broussard (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office).|
CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -
Twelve jurors have now been selected in a former priest's sex abuse trial.
The process began Monday and lasted all week.
Former priest Mark Anthony Broussard is accused of sexually assaulting boys when he was a priest in Calcasieu between 1986 and 1991. He faces five sex charges - two counts of aggravated rape, one count of aggravated oral sexual battery, one count of oral sexual battery and one count of molestation of a juvenile.
Broussard was initially indicted on 224 counts of sexual abuse, but the charges were reduced to five which reflect the entirety of the accusations.
Broussard is free on $1.5 million bond.
Opening statements begin Monday.