July 14, 2005

$350,000 bond set for ex-deputy accused of child rape


7/14/2005, 8:03 a.m. CT
The Associated Press

AMITE, La. (AP) A $350,000 bond has been set for a former law officer accused of participating in the sexual abuse of children centered around a Ponchatoula church.

An attorney for Christopher Labat, an ex-Tangipahoa Parish sheriff's deputy charged with aggravated rape, said he will ask later for a lower bond. Lawyer Gary Jordan said Wednesday that if Labat can post bond, he will be placed under house arrest and banned from contacting alleged victims.

Posted by kshaw at July 14, 2005 08:54 AM