Archive for Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Bond lowered in child rape case

September 17, 2008


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.


Confrontation 9 years, 6 months ago

You can always count on Judge Paula Martin to side with the rapist. I can't believe that Martin actually has a daughter. It amazes me that any parent can care so little about young rape victims.

Chris Ogle 9 years, 6 months ago

Can't believe it..... a child molester gets bond reduced (a 6 yr old girl), and the crack dealer gets 19 years w/o bond... Neither one should get out, but at least the crack-dealer had a willing customer.

crane13 9 years, 6 months ago

if the dude did it they oughta cut IT off

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