NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A criminal court judge set bond at $1 million for former Catholic Church Deacon George Brignac. The 82-year-old entered a not guilty plea on Friday morning (Dec. 13) at Orleans Criminal Court.
He was booked into jail at 12:23 p.m. on a charge of first-degree rape.
Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro said the abuse began in 1978 when the child was an altar boy at Holy Rosary Church.
If Brignac makes bond he will have to be fitted for an ankle monitor.
His next court hearing is Jan. 6.