Calcasieu

Jan 24, 2013 12:01 PM by AP

Ex-priest seeks bond reduction, suppression

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A former priest accused of molesting boys asked the court to reduce his bond and suppress his statement to police.

The American Press reports the motions were two of six filed Wednesday by Mark Anthony Broussard.

Broussard is being held at the Calcasieu Correctional Center on $3.42 million bond.

The motion to suppress his statement was on Wednesday's docket, but both sides met for a pretrial conference at which the dates were set. A hearing on the motions is set for April 10.

Broussard's trial is set for Sept. 16.

Broussard is charged with aggravated rape, molestation of a juvenile, aggravated oral sexual battery, aggravated sexual battery and sexual battery.

He was originally charged with 224 counts of child sexual abuse.

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