Former deacon arrested on rape charge bonds out of New Orleans jail


September 22, 2019

By Jennifer Crockett


A former deacon in New Orleans who was arrested and charged with first-degree rape Friday has been released from jail on a $40,000 bond.

George Brignac posted bond Sunday morning and was released, according to court records. The records show that Brignac is also petitioning the court to lower his bond.

Brignac was the center of a WDSU Investigates piece regarding a settlement with a victim who claimed Brignac assaulted him in the 1980s. The alleged abuse happened when the man, who’s now in his 40s, was an altar boy at the church in the late ’70s and early ’80s. The man alleges Brignac raped him.

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