A judge has refused to reduce the $1 million bail set for a retired Boise priest facing child pornography charges.
The Idaho Statesman reports that the judge on Friday made the decision after hearing arguments that Rev. W. Thomas Faucher was role-playing with a fellow author in an online chatroom conversation.
Police say the chatroom conversation involved the 72-year-old Faucher saying he wanted to rape and kill children.
Faucher's attorney, Mark Manweiler, says a man from Brazil contacted Faucher to get his help writing a book and they discussed all kinds of scenarios, including child abuse.