Published: Jul 08, 2011 9:33 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 08, 2011 8:33 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - An Arizona appeals court has vacated a $75 million cash-only bond for a Brazilian man accused of sexually abusing his children.

The bond that had to be paid in full to secure the defendant's release was perhaps one of the highest in U.S. history.

The state Court of Appeals issued a brief order last week directing Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Tina Ainley to reset the bond for the longtime Sedona resident. She has scheduled a Monday status conference.

The appellate court says it will elaborate upon its decision soon.

Prosecutors say the defendant is a flight risk. His attorneys contend the bail was unconstitutional.

The Associated Press typically does not identify victims of sexual abuse and is withholding the defendant's name to protect the children's privacy. 

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