Brochu, 52, has been charged with 21 counts of child abuse. Prosecutors said he molested multiple Bowie-area boys ages 6-11 at several locations, including his home and a community pool. The accusations are similar in nature to those levied against him in a trial last year.
Brochu was indicted in 2012 after a young boy accused him of multiple accounts of abuse in Brochu’s home and at a community pool. During his June trial, the victim provided detailed accounts of the abuse, according to a statement. The victim’s mother also testified that she considered Brochu a “trusted adult” and that her son had played at Brochu’s home with his grandson on multiple occasions.
On Wenesday, Brochu is facing similar sex offense and molestation charges in connection with a separate victim, also a young boy from the Bowie area. Jury selection was conducted on Tuesday and the trial commenced Wednesday morning.
The trial is expected to wrap up on Friday, according to John Erzen, spokesman for the Prince George's County State's Attorney's Office.
Brochu will be brought to trial a third time, in November, for similar sex offenses against another young boy from the Bowie area, Erzen said.