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Prosecutors file more charges against retired Boise priest

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Prosecutors say a retired Boise priest was in possession of more than 2,000 images and videos of child pornography with some depicting the rape and torture of children.
 
Ada County prosecutors filed additional charges Tuesday against the Rev. W. Thomas Faucher, who is now charged with 18 counts of possession and two counts of distribution of child pornography.
 
The 72-year-old retired priest was taken to jail after the judge on Tuesday raised his bond to $1 million. He was out on a $250,000 bail.
 
Defense attorney Mark Manweiler argued against increasing the bond, saying it would be unjustified. He noted that Faucher has been compliant with court orders.
 
Prosecutor Kassandra Slaven says two people have also come forward claiming that Faucher sexually abused them as children.


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