Jury Selection Complete in Former Priest Sex Abuse Trial

By Laura Heller
January 30, 2016

Mark Broussard (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office).


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.








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