A St. Louis County judge refused to reduce the bond of a former Catholic priest, Fred Lenczycki, of suburban Chicago, who was charged in February with two counts of allegedly mistreating two boys early 90s in a parish in northern St. Louis County.
Lenczycki He is imprisoned with a bail of $ 500,000 in cash and asked for an unspecified reduction. He was dismissed in 2002.
The judge of the constituency Gloria Glark Reno rejected the request at a hearing on Monday.
Lenczycki, 74, was charged with sexually assaulting three boys in Hinsdale, Illinois, in the 1980s. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years in prison.
According to court and church records, for more than 25 years, Lenczycki admitted to having abused 30 boys in Illinois, Missouri and California.