Former Catholic deacon charged with rape makes bail, report says


December 23, 2019

Brignac was removed from the Catholic Church after several sexual abuse allegations against him surfaced.

A former Catholic deacon charged with raping a child in the 1980s has posted bail and is expected to be released later today.

According to a report from our partners at New Orleans Advocate, George Brignac, obtained a surety bond from Miss Janie’s Bail Bonds in Marrero on Saturday afternoon and will be released Monday.

Brignac, 84, pleaded not guilty to first-degree rape on Dec. 13 and has been held in New Orleans’ jail ever since. His bail was set at $1 million. If convicted, he faces a mandatory lifetime sentence.

Brignac’s lawyer did not say what assets Brignac of his family provided to obtain the bond. Normally, a bond that large would cost $120,000 in cash.

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