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Sep 10, 2013 9:19 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)

Spearsville chief indicted on child rape

Spearsville Police Chief Steve E. Bodine, accused of aggravated rape of a child under the age of 13, has been indicted by a Union Parish grand jury.
The 64-year-old Bodine was booked late Monday afternoon into the Union Parish Detention Center. State District Court Judge Cynthia Woodard set bond at $500,000.
Union Parish Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Dusty Gates said the indictment and arrest of Bodine came after a yearlong investigation by sheriff's investigators, state police detectives and the district attorney's office.
Gates said the investigation started after a family member filed a complaint with the sheriff's office.
He said the victim was between the ages of 8 to 10 when the alleged incidents occurred.
It was unclear whether Bodine has an attorney.

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