- Associated Press - Friday, November 14, 2014

GONZALES, La. (AP) - Defense attorneys for Wilson Longanecker Jr., the former Sorrento mayor arrested last month on dozens of child pornography counts, say his $1.025 million bail is excessive.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1v8YUo5 ) state Judge Jessie LeBlanc is expected to consider at a hearing Monday whether to reduce Longanecker’s bail to $100,000 so it can be paid with a bond secured by family property.

Longanecker was arrested Oct. 23 on 40 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of obstruction of justice and was booked into Ascension Parish Prison near Donaldsonville where Longanecker remains.

Defense attorney Timothy Pujol wrote to LeBlanc that Longanecker’s family cannot afford the $1.025 million bail that she had set previously.

Assistant District Attorney Robin O’Bannon says prosecutors will oppose the bond reduction request.



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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com

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