An effort to increase the bond for a local school counselor facing a sex charge in Caddo District Court was successful Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

Kellie Lynn Speed, whose bond was set at $10,000 when she was arrested March 19, 2017 after an adult woman claimed Speed sexually assaulted her, was increased to $50,000 by District Judge Katherine Dorroh.

Speed, 42, of Shreveport, was remanded to Caddo Correctional Center under the new bond on the single charge of sexual battery.

The bond increase was successfully sought by Chief Assistant District Attorney of the Special Victims Unit Penya Moses-Fields. Moses-Fields requested the increase after discovery regarding facts surrounding the investigation, and after learning that Speed is no longer represented by her attorney, Shante’ Wells.

Speed, a school counselor with Caddo Parish Schools, will next appear before Dorroh August 9, 2017, to obtain new counsel.

If convicted of the charge of sexual battery, Speed faces up to 10 years in prison at hard labor, without benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence. She also will have to register as a sex offender if convicted.