A Hill City man accused in a Douglas County child rape case was granted a lower bond on Tuesday.
District Judge Paula Martin agreed to reduce bond to $25,000 for the 64-year-old defendant, but she required that he return with family to his Hill City home.
He is required to remain in Graham County and check in with a court services officer there and submit to random drug tests. The man, who was confined to a wheelchair in court, is only allowed to leave Graham County to attend court hearings in Douglas County.
The man faces one count of rape as prosecutors allege he had sexual intercourse with a girl who was 6 years old at the time in November 2007 in Douglas County. His jury trial is scheduled to begin Dec. 15.
The judge also required the man have no contact with witnesses in the case or anyone younger than 18.
The Journal-World generally does not name suspects in sex crimes unless they are convicted.