Bond request denied in priest abuse case

March 18, 2010 3:49:35 PM PDT
A judge refuses to lower a $1 million bond for a Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting a Saint Charles boy.

Alejandro Flores is charged with assaulting the boy over a 5-year period that started when the child was 8.

Flores wanted his bond lowered so he could be released and get treatment at an addiction and psychological treatment facility in Maryland.

Until recently, Flores served at Holy Family Church in Shorewood, which is west of Joliet.