GLENMORA, La. — A Louisiana mother accused of trafficking a child for sexual purposes has been denied a bond reduction.

The Alexandria Town Talk reports a trial date was set on Thursday for 35-year-old Lacey Renee Chandler. The trial is expected to begin Feb. 3. Chandler is in the Rapides Parish Detention Center on a $130,000 bond.

Chandler is one of five people arrested by Glenmora police in August 2018 following a complaint from the Louisiana Department of Child and Family Services. Officials say Chandler's 6-year-old, 4-year-old and newborn daughter tested positive for meth.

Chandler has pleaded not guilty to counts including trafficking of a child for sexual purposes, cruelty to juveniles, child desertion, contributing to the delinquency of juveniles and using drugs in the presence of minors.

CLOSE Gene Dewayne Moras Jr. (left) and Lacey Renee Chandler (Photo: Courtesy/Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office) A mother accused of child desertion, child trafficking and other charges was denied on Thursday in an attempt to reduce her bond. Lacey Renee Chandler, 35, did have a trial date set, however.


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